Scholars at Risk has issued an appeal to Thai authorities on behalf of a group of five scholars and students facing potential prosecution in connection with their attendance at the 2017 International Conference on Thai Studies.
Scholars at Risk (SAR) is concerned about recent human rights violations in Thailand that threaten academic freedom and the higher education sector more generally.
Thai student-activist Jatupat (Pai) Boonpattararaksa is currently in pre-trial detention for sharing an article on Facebook. Join us in lifting Pai's spirits by writing him a postcard
Thai authorities arrested Khon Kaen University law student activist Jatupat "Pai" Boonpattararaksa, after he shared a BBC article about the new Thai king over Facebook.
On August 6, 2016, a group of Thai police officers, soldiers and government officials reportedly arrested student activists "Pai" Chaturapat Boonyapatraksa and Wasin Prommanee for distributing leaflets critical of Thailand’s draft constitution.
On June 24, 2016, police officers reportedly arrested seven student activists for holding a demonstration and distributing a newspaper.
On June 23, 2016, uniformed and plainclothes soldiers reportedly arrested a group of 13 student and union activists from the New Democracy Movement who were distributing flyers critical of the Thai Junta's draft charter.