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Thai communities oppose mine expansion

Hundreds of villagers in Nakhon Ratchasima province voice their demand for the immediate shutdown of a potash mine, which they blame for causing environmental damage to their farmlands.
Behind the recent acquittal of three Thai human rights defenders lies a contentious issue: SLAPP lawsuits.
As Thailand’s largest gold mine reopens, affected locals await justice in this year’s class action lawsuit.
Thailand introduces a draft bill to legalise sex work and address human rights concerns in the industry. But the legislation’s fate is uncertain due to the upcoming elections and parliamentary deliberations.
17 March 2023 marks the 6th year anniversary of the death of Chaiyaphum Pasae, a young Lahu rights defender, who was shot dead by soldiers who accused him of smuggling drugs in the north of Thailand.
BANGKOK - Thailand's Supreme Court on Monday accepted the petition for damages by the family of ethnic Lahu activist Chaiyaphum Pasae, who was shot dead by soldiers in 2017.
On 13 January 2023, the Pollution-Free EARTH, a pollution watchdog group in Thailand, reported on the first public hearing for a newly proposed waste-to-energy plant near a Muslim community in Tha Bun Mi, Koh Chan district, Chonburi...
Human rights researcher Karin Zackari discusses a unique photographic series documenting extrajudicial killings and forced disappearances in Thailand.
SURAT THANI - According to a report by the Southern Peasants' Federation of Thailand (SPFT), government officials have been trying to intimidate a community of landless farmers in Surat Thani province several times over the past year.