• Thu, 03 Jan 2019 04:00
    Government uses ‘national security’ as cudgel against active citizens
    POLITICAL activists and dissidents tend to be the victims of privacy violations as they are targeted by government surveillance due to so-called “security concerns”, say experts and right defenders.
  • Fri, 28 Sep 2018 01:00
    Court grants surety-free bail to six political activists
    PUBLIC PROSECUTORS yesterday took six leaders of a group calling for an early election to Criminal Court for provoking sedition and violating a junta ban on political gatherings.
  • Fri, 30 Mar 2018 01:00
    Two rulings favour political activists accused of lese majeste
    COUNTRY SINGER and political activist Thanat Thanawatcharanon, known by his stage name “Tom Dundee”, has been acquitted of a lese majeste charge for a public speech he made in Lamphun province in 2011.
  • Sun, 04 Mar 2018 01:00
    Political activists faced with dilemma on how to have an impact
    SOCIAL MEDIA could be a double-edged sword for pro-democracy activists. On one hand, their messages can spread like wildfire and, on the other, people are less likely to attend their gatherings.
  • Fri, 14 Jul 2017 10:46
    Pro-democracy journalist Jom granted asylum status in US
    Fugitive pro-democracy journalist Jom Petchpradab, who fled Thailand after the 2014 coup, has been granted asylum status in the United States.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 30 May 2017 08:15
    Cambodia wielding 'court of injustice' ahead of polls
    PHNOM PENH - Cambodia's government has ramped up use of the courts to harass political activists and rights defenders ahead of elections, Amnesty International said Tuesday, warning the climate of fear was likely to get worse.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:46
    100 plus political activists facing trial: AAPP
    More than 100 activists still faced trials at the end of October 2016, according to a report released on November 18 by Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP).
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 04 Oct 2016 18:04
    Myanmar scraps law used by junta to silence dissent
    YANGON - Myanmar on Tuesday scrapped a law used by the former military government to silence political activists, which threatened jail for anyone who endangered public morality or execution for damaging telephone lines.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:26
    Corpses of stray dogs paraded in India street protest
    NEW DELHI - Police in southern India were investigating political activists on Tuesday for killing dogs, tying the corpses to a pole and parading them in public to protest against dangerous strays.
    Breaking News
  • Sun, 29 May 2016 08:39
    Myanmar vows to free activists
    YANGON - The military-controlled Ministry of Home Affairs says it will work to drop charges against political activists within 100 days.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 28 Apr 2016 01:00
    Colour-coded activists play peace role
    RIVAL RED- and yellow-shirt political activists get on a train, heading to the same destination - named “peace”.
  • Tue, 08 Mar 2016 16:25
    Myanmar's jailed activists demand abolition of Section 505(b), Section 18
    YANGON - Jailed political activists say the time has come for the new parliament to discuss abolishing Section 505(b) of the Penal Code and Section 18 of the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law, which, they argue, are used to suppress the people
  • Tue, 05 Jan 2016 15:59
    Number of Myanmar activists on trial doubles in 2015
    A total of 401 political activists faced trial in Myanmar in 2015, compared to 203 in 2014, according to data released by the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP).
  • Wed, 09 Sep 2015 01:00
    Who's watching the human rights watchers?
    Can you be a political activist and a human rights advocate at the same time? The answer is no - simply because a political activist can discard innocent human lives if needs be. This is not to say that all political activists are bad. This is to say that
  • Thu, 02 Jul 2015 01:00
    NCPO stands firm on jailed students
    NATIONAL Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) spokesman Colonel Winthai Suvari yesterday shrugged off calls by local scholars, political activists and international organisations to release the 14 student activists who were arrested on Friday.
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