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Six ex-PAD leaders among thousands pardoned by the King

Six former leaders of the People’s Democratic Alliance (PAD), a political group which was active over a decade ago, are among thousands of inmates pardoned by His Majesty the King on the occasion of the Coronation Ceremony scheduled during May 4-6. A Royal decree regarding the pardon was announced in the Royal Gazette today. Full […]Read More


Ex-city police chief acquitted for his role in violent breakup

Former metropolitan police commissioner Pol Lt-Gen Suchart Muenkaew who ordered the use of tear gas to break up protesters of the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) in front of the parliament in October 2008 was today (Tuesday) acquitted by the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Posts. Pol Lt-Gen Suchart and three other […]Read More


PAD petition Supreme Court to oppose withdrawing the case against

The People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) today (Wednesday) petitioned the Supreme Court president and the panel of judges of the Supreme Court’s criminal division for political office holders expressing its opposition to a proposal of the National Anti-Corruption Commission to withdraw a court case regarding the government crackdown on PAD protesters eight years ago. The […]Read More


Witness hearing date finally set in airport shutdowns case

After three years, the examination-of-evidence phase in the trial of 97 People’s Alliance for Democracy members for their 2008 seizure of Bangkok’s airports finally ended Monday, but the next step won’t be taken for eight months. The Criminal Court set Oct 20 for the hearing of a first batch of prosecution witnesses. Read more: Bangkok […]Read More


Ex-PAD leaders ‘on road to bankruptcy’

Thirteen former leaders of the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) face bankruptcy after the Appeals Court ordered them to pay around 600 million baht in compensation to Airports of Thailand for the damage they caused in 2008, according to former activist Maleerat Kaewka. Mrs Maleerat, 61, an activist during the Oct 14, 1973 student uprising, […]Read More


Red & Yellow Politicians ‘Invited’ to Discuss Junta’s Reforms

BANGKOK — Politicians from Thailand’s two rival political camps have been asked by the military junta to attend a forum on its national reform efforts this Friday. Officials say the politicians were invited by the junta’s reform-promoting agency, the Center for Reconciliation and Reform (CRR), which has organized several forums in the past for prominent […]Read More


Court sentences six yellow shirt leaders two years in prison

Six yellow shirt leaders who included Sonthi Limthongkul were today sentenced to two years in prison for their parts in leading protesters to lay siege to Government House for more than three months during the anti-government protest in 2008. Sonthi, leader of the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD), and five others who included Chamlong Srimuang, […]Read More


Yellow Shirt protester gets 40 months for running over police

The Supreme Court has handed down jail terms totalling three years and four months on a yellow-shirt protester who ran a pickup truck over policemen during a crackdown in 2008. But since he has been detained two years and five months, he has served more than two thirds of the time and is now eligible […]Read More