2017-05-30 09:57
 

Note: On 29 April, a university professor was arrested as part of a sweep of six individuals accused of committing lèse majesté by posting to Facebook. He has been denied bail, as most are in these cases. Last week, Yukti Mukdawijitra, an anthropology professor at Thammasat University went to visit him. What follows are his reflections on their conversation, which was first published in Thai in his usual blog column for Prachatai.—trans.

2017-05-29 14:39
 

Police have raided the village of a murdered Lahu activist and arrested several of his family members in an alleged drug crackdown.

On 29 May 2017, policemen and officers from the Narcotics Suppression Bureau arrested five people from Ban Kong Phak Ping in Chiang Dao District of Chiang Mai.

Among the five is Chanthana Pasae, 20, a relative of Chaiyapoom Pasae, a young ethnic Lahu activist who was summarily killed by a soldier on 17 March.