Remembrances of Red Trauma (28) – No democracy without justice

Niran Pitakwatchara, a former human rights commissioner, talks about the implications of the violence in 2010 for the country’s democracy and calls for “the perpetrators to be brought to justice, so as to deter repeat offenders.”

Remembrances of Red Trauma (27) – Crisis of power in a country moving backwards

Reflecting on the violence in 2010, former National Human Rights Commissioner Niran Phitakwachara calls Thailand’s political system outdated as power is monopolized in the hands of the military and a small elite.

Trial over alleged terrorist plot begins in a Khon Kaen military court

Today a military court opened trial of 26 Northeasterners charged with terrorism and treason in the high-profile ‘Khon Kaen Model’ case.

Ubon Ratchathani red shirt prisoners and the holy man rebels: Some notes on inferences

Saowanee T. Alexander comments on the case of Ubon Ratchathani Red Shirt leader Phichet Thabutda, who was sentenced to 33 years in prison.