Tag Archives: Sirikan Charoensiri

An “election” that cannot be free or fair

We at PPT have long pointed out that notions of Thailand’s junta delivering a free and fair election are ridiculous. In several posts we have shown why this is impossible. There has been relatively little discussion of this so far, but as the “election” becomes a site of debate, there’s more discussion of the nature […]

Pressing all opponents

The military dictatorship appears to have decided to double-down on its repression of those it considers opponents. The regime’s current round of repression appears to be focusing not on political activists but those the regime’s thugs consider “fellow travelers.” Two examples show how this is happening. In a recent Facebook post, Khaosod journalist Pravit Rojanaphruk […]

Human rights matter

Based in the Netherlands, Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) “helps lawyers in danger around the world.” It sets its objectives: In conformity with international law and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers and the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders of the United Nations, L4L has committed itself to […]

Military regime must go

To mark Human Rights Day on 10 December, the Asian Human Rights Commission has called on Thailand’s military dictatorship to dissolve itself via an “election.” To be honest, while we agree with this call, it is all too tepid: The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to draw attention to the situation in Thailand on […]

AI on Sirikan

Amnesty International has called for urgent action [clicking opens a 2-page PDF] on the case of human rights lawyer Sirikan Charoensiri.  AI says she “faces an unfair trial in a military court together with 14 peaceful student activists she legally represented in June 2015. If convicted, she could face up to fifteen years’ imprisonment…”. Sirikan […]

Human rights lawyer faces several charges

Readers will be aware that lawyer Sirikan Charoensiri has been the subject of a concerted police campaign, which human rights organizations say include “the specious accusation of sedition, which apparently relate to her organization’s representation of 14 student activists peacefully protesting in June 2015…”. With the country in compulsory mourning for the dead king, the […]

Drop sedition case and all proceedings against human rights lawyer

This post from FORUM-ASIA and a statement by a group of human rights groups deserves widespread dissemination: 3 October 2016 The Thai Government should immediately drop all proceedings against human rights lawyer, Sirikan Charoensiri, including the specious accusation of sedition, which apparently relate to her organization’s representation of 14 student activists peacefully protesting in June […]