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.”
Amid calls for snap elections and the drafting of a new constitution, protesters gathered at Khon Kaen University (KKU) on Saturday evening. It was the second time that students and members of the public came out to protest following the dissolution of a major opposition party last month.
The Isaan Record16/03/2020
Just sharing a link on Facebook put Jatupat Boonpattararaksa, or “Pai Dao Din”, in prison for more than 870 days. Today, though out of jail, he yet endures an imprisoned freedom. He says imprisonment completely changed his views, especially on the Thai judicial process.
The Isaan Record09/11/2019
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.
The Isaan Record18/10/2017
Apichatpong Weerasethakul talks about the role of Khon Kaen City in his films, political issues in Isaan, and his current project in Colombia.
The Isaan Record08/09/2017
Jailed since December, student activist Jatupat Boonpattararaksa continues to receive support from academics, activists, artists and foreign diplomats.