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.
A group of Roi Et locals lodged a complaint with the local military, claiming they had been barred from entering their own lands for years by a environmental conservation group.
The Isaan Record13/07/2017
“That’s a threat. I’m afraid enough as it is. Stop your threatening me,” Nittaya Muangklang spits back at a national park officer in argument over the eviction of her village, a fate that many communities of small-scale farmers in the park are facing.
The Isaan Record09/09/2016
A feature video about six communities in Sai Thong National Park in Chaiyaphum province that are facing eviction under a state reforestation scheme.
The Isaan Record10/06/2016
One thousand people from six communities in a national park in Chaiyaphum province gained a partial victory in their long-standing fight against eviction after negotiating an extension with state officials on Thursday as the military government continues to crack down on communities established inside park boundaries across the country.
The Isaan Record04/04/2016
Sanong Chaiyanataan sits on his porch in Kumphawapi district, transmission towers fading out of sight in either direction. There is a pit in his backyard and 15 people have been arrested on his land.
The Isaan Record29/05/2011
Non Dindaeng district police investigators filed trespassing and destruction of government property charges against three village leaders yesterday for their village’s continued settlement on disputed land in the Dongyai Forest Preserve.
The Isaan Record11/05/2011
Officials from the office of the Prime Minister travelled to Baw Kaew protest village yesterday morning to meet with villagers and Forest Industry Organization (FIO) members.