Activists and survivors of Thailand’s October 1976 massacre demand end to arbitrary arrests

Former student activists and survivors of the October 6th, 1976 massacre, in and around Bangkok’s Thammasat University, have launched a new group called “Octoberists For Democracy”, or OctDem. They are calling for an end to the selective prosecution of protesters and activists in recent months. Led by prominent politicians, who claim that they learned about political violence the hard way, Chaturon Chaisang, Surapong Suebwonglee, Prommin […]

Chief of WeVo guards booked by Thai police again after court grants him bail

WeVo guard leader, Piyarat “Toto” Chongthep, was booked by Prachachon police immediately after the Criminal Court granted him bail on Friday afternoon. Piyarat was arrested on March 6th, along with several other WeVo guards, in the car park of Major Ratchayothin mall, by Pahonyothin police. Police found several bullet-proof vests, slingshots and steel and glass […]

Four rescue workers killed after burned building collapses

Four voluntary rescue workers and the owner of the house were killed, following a fire at the Krisda Nakhon 31 housing estate in Thawee Wattana district of Bangkok Saturday morning. According to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, the rescue workers from the Poh Teck Tung Foundation entered the three-story building after they had extinguished fire. Without […]