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Jailed for resistance – Forest community fights in the face of eviction

A land rights activist whose husband was disappeared last year is serving a six-month sentence in prison for encroaching on national forest reserves. Her fellow community members continue to organize resistance as their numbers dwindle.

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New mining legislation in Thailand – Who will really benefit?

As a new mining law comes into force this month, civil society groups worry that it will cutback people’s participation and expedite mining projects.

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Den Khamlae – The disappearing face of a land rights movement

Den Khamlae had been a prominent land rights activist in Chaiyaphum province for the past three decades. Until he suddenly disappeared in April 2016.

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Dying from distance – Part 1: One man’s looming fate

An ailing man struggles to navigate Thailand’s revered healthcare system — one that often fails to care for its neediest patients

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Military junta continues prosecution of its opponents in Khon Kaen; red shirt activists receive “attitude adjustment”

A military court in Khon Kaen yesterday accepted a case against organizers and observers of a forum in 2016 accused of violating the junta’s restriction on public gatherings.
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Anti-mining activists condemn ‘propaganda’ in Sakon Nakhon

A district chief’s order for state agencies to promote the setting up of a potash mine has angered locals, leading to a petition to stop the “propaganda.”
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Roi Et locals fed up with pollution by power plants, ready to sue

Locals affected by pollution from a power plant in Roi Et Province are planning to sue after the number of cases of respiratory diseases more than tripled in the past few years.
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No press freedom in “Thailand 4.0”

Journalists, academics, and observers criticized the Thai government’s repression of press freedom at a public forum at Mahasarakham University last month.
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Banned last year, Khon Kaen University approves human rights film screening

Khon Kaen University authorities approved a human rights event after deeming it “too sensitive” the year before. The event was organized by a student group and Amnesty International Thailand.