Giles Ji Ungpakorn explains which Thai NGOs are opposing the coup and which are passively or actively supporting the new regime
Total silence from the Human Rights Commission and NGOs
as hundreds of pro-democracy academics and activists arrested
Giles Ji Ungpakorn
As hundreds of pro-democracy academics and activists are arrested by the Thai military junta, it is obvious to anyone with half a brain that this is a coup to destroy the redshirts and the democracy movement as a whole. Yellow shirts and anti-democratic mobsters who used violence to wreck the elections have been allowed to go free and have been photographing themselves in army uniforms as part of their celebrations.
There has been total silence from National Human Rights Commission and the mainstream academics, both about the coup and about these gross abuses of human rights.
I have surveyed the various declarations published on the “Prachatai” web newspaper since the coup and we can see a clear pattern.
While brave activists defy the junta by taking part in flash…
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