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Thai Court Denies Bail for Hunger Striking Protest Leaders
April 30, 2021

Thai Court Denies Bail for Hunger Striking Protest Leaders

By Sebastian Strangio
The move came as Prime Minister Prayut assumed sweeping new powers to fight the current outbreak of COVID-19.

Amid Legal Crackdown, Thai Protest Movement Regains Momentum
March 25, 2021

Amid Legal Crackdown, Thai Protest Movement Regains Momentum

By Sebastian Strangio
After a period of hiatus, and amid a concerted legal offensive, the student-led protests are beginning to revive.
Thailand to Boost Prison Capacity Amid Political Crackdown
March 12, 2021

Thailand to Boost Prison Capacity Amid Political Crackdown

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement follows the arrest of nearly 400 people in connection to the ongoing pro-democracy protest movement.

Thai Court Jails More Pro-Democracy Activists on Royal Defamation Charges
March 10, 2021

Thai Court Jails More Pro-Democracy Activists on Royal Defamation Charges

By Sebastian Strangio
The decision is designed to prevent the leaders from playing any active role in the ongoing political protest movement.

Amid Crackdown, Thai Court Acquits Writer in Royal Defamation Case
January 27, 2021

Amid Crackdown, Thai Court Acquits Writer in Royal Defamation Case

By Sebastian Strangio
The case against 80-year-old Bundit Aneeya stemmed from comments he made at a seminar in 2015.

Singaporean University Publisher Accused of Bowing to Political Pressure
January 19, 2021

Singaporean University Publisher Accused of Bowing to Political Pressure

By Sebastian Strangio
The editor of a ditched anthology of essays on Thai politics has called for an academic boycott on the National University of Singapore Press.

More Evidence Emerges of Thai Royalist Influence Campaign
December 01, 2020

More Evidence Emerges of Thai Royalist Influence Campaign

By Sebastian Strangio
Thousands of recently-created Twitter accounts beamed out royalist hashtags intended to counter rising online mockery of the monarchy.
Thailand Protesters Gather as Government Weaponizes Lese Majeste 
November 27, 2020

Thailand Protesters Gather as Government Weaponizes Lese Majeste 

By Tyler Roney
Protest groups change venue to keep the peace as authorities resurrect the notorious Article 112.

As Protests Grow, Thailand’s Authorities Dust Off Royal Defamation Law
November 25, 2020

As Protests Grow, Thailand’s Authorities Dust Off Royal Defamation Law

By Sebastian Strangio
This revival of lese-majeste law marks an escalation in the authorities’ campaign against rising pro-democracy protests.

Thai Protesters, Police Clash as MPs Mull Charter Change
November 18, 2020

Thai Protesters, Police Clash as MPs Mull Charter Change

By Associated Press
The parliamentary session is Prime Minister Prayut's way of seizing the initiative after months of anti-government protesters.

Thai Lawmakers Debate Demands for Constitutional Changes
November 17, 2020

Thai Lawmakers Debate Demands for Constitutional Changes

By Associated Press
The government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is hoping to defuse protesters' calls for far-reaching reform.
Thailand Protests at a Tipping Point
November 17, 2020

Thailand Protests at a Tipping Point

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Tamara Loos.

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