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.”
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
Sulak Sivaraksa has been charged with royal defamation no less than six times. Speaking to The Isaan Record, he tells the story of his audience with King Rama X, and how it purportedly led to a military court dropping the most recent case against him. He also talks about the need for Thailand to allow its Isaan Lao to celebrate their culture and ethnicity.
The Isaan Record16/11/2019
In a conversation with Apichatpong Weerasethakul, the filmmaker talks about his contribution to the film Ten Years Thailand, a new documentary project, the changing art scene and his concerns for Thailand’s political future.
The Isaan Record01/02/2019
Authorities closely watched a small event at Mahasarakham University to mark the 85th anniversary of a coup that toppled Thailand’s absolute monarchy and nominally established democracy.
The Isaan Record26/06/2017
Former National Human Rights Commissioner Dr. Niran Pitakwatchara talks about the human rights situation in the Northeast, lèse-majesté law, and the new constitution.