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Today, Grab platform workers from different cities across Thailand protested outside the Grab company headquarters opposing a new policy that allegedly limits their working freedom. A Singaporean-based platform business which operates in eight countries has been in Thailand since 2013, providing delivery and transportation services in 16 provinces.
On October 26th the anti-potash mining group of Wanon Niwat in Sakhon Nakhon Province visited the Provincial Court to hear the verdict of a court case between members of the community and a Chinese potash mining company.
Torture and enforced disappearance have long been problems in the country. However, most reported cases were never resolved, and hardly anyone was ever held accountable.
Sanit Maneesri and the environmental group EARTH have been watching the water and soil contamination in the small rural community of Nong Pawa in Rayong province go from bad to worse. But after years of waiting, justice is beginning to roll in.
Run by four women, and supported by donors from all walks of life, the Will of the People Fund has been bailing out hundreds of Thailand’s activists, human rights defenders, and government critics who would otherwise have ended up in prison.
Thai fishing communities gather in Bangkok this week to renew their call on the government to enforce regulations to protect juvenile fish.
On 23 - 24 September, the anti-coal mining group of Rak Ban Haeng celebrated the 12th anniversary of successfully stopping the development of a lignite mine next to their village in Ngao district of Lampang province. The event called ‘12 Years of Fighting the Mine’ was joined by several anti-mining groups, mainly from the Northeast region.
The ordeal of the Bang Kloi forest dwellers, a community of indigenous Karen that was forcefully evicted from its ancestral homeland in 2011, might soon continue in court. Following rumours of an imminent indictment of 29 community members for trespassing on national park land in 2021, Bang Kloi representatives petitioned the government to drop the case.
In a joint open letter, 71 organisations and community groups from Thailand and more than ten countries across Asia called on the Thai government to better protect women/human rights defenders from judicial harassment.