Activists and civil society groups in the Northeast have launched a campaign to draft a new constitution as youth protesters across the country are calling for democratic change.
After a human rights lawyer and a leader of the recent pro-democracy protests were arrested and accused of several charges, Isaan student activists and a group of writers issued statements of solidarity.
The Isaan Record09/08/2020
Activists and civil society groups in Thailand want to replace the military-drafted 2017 constitution with a more democratic charter. Last month, they kicked off an effort to collect public input for a new constitution draft based on the process used in the drafting of the “People’s Constitution” of 1997.
The Isaan Record01/08/2020
Several thousand students staged a protest on July 24 at Ratchada Nuson Park in central Khon Kaen city. Under the slogan, “Isaan is not afraid,” the event was part of a nationwide youth movement calling on the prime minister to dissolve parliament, end harassment of government critics, and draft a new, democratic constitution.
The Isaan Record26/07/2020
A government psychiatric hospital unexpectedly released a dissident late today after spending nearly two weeks there. Tiwagorn Withiton was admitted against his will on July 9 after wearing a shirt with the slogan, “I lost faith in the institution of the monarchy.”
The Isaan Record22/07/2020
A Khon Kaen man was admitted against his will at a mental hospital after he posted online photos of himself in a shirt with the slogan “I lost faith in the institution of the monarchy.” Questioning the legal grounds for the forced admission, activists and civil rights groups are calling for his immediate release.
The Isaan Record18/07/2020
Suwit Kulapwong, head of the Human Rights and Environment Association, warns the state of emergency limits the public’s ability to check the powers of the government.
The Isaan Record20/06/2020
In this final part of our series on the tenth anniversary of the political violence of 2010 and its aftermath, we want to capture some of the comments and feedback we received from readers and contributors.
The Isaan Record19/06/2020
Political scientist Chaiyan Rajchagool reflects on some of the lessons of the struggle of the Red Shirts and the fatal crackdown in 2010. [VIDEO]