Martial law in Northeast of Thailand creates common cause between pro-democracy and community rights groups

Six months after Thailand’s martial law is imposed discontent stirs across diverse factions. GUEST CONTRIBUTION by Alexandrea Lee  and Catherine Darin First published on Prachatai English BURIRAM – Sitting cross-legged in a bamboo hut, concealed by tall corn stalks, the 62-year-old man seems at ease, enjoying passion fruit and a cigarette.  Yet, the laughter leaves […]

The interrupted lives of the “Khon Kaen Model” families

Seven months ago twenty-six people were arrested in Khon Kaen and now face charges of terrorism and treason—offences that could exact the death penalty. The case, known as the “Khon Kaen Model,” is the most high-profile case to be tried in a military court since the junta took power in May. Kate Cowie-Haskell and Plia Xiong […]

International diplomats to speak at Isaan Human Rights Festival in Khon Kaen

KHON KAEN – The Seventh Annual Isaan Human Rights Festival will be held on December 10th at Khon Kaen University’s Kwan Mor Hotel. This year’s event features talks by Western diplomats, presentations on human rights issues facing Isaan communities, and screening of human rights-related films. The event is funded primarily through the European Union’s “Thailand-EU […]