July 6, 2012
by Cody Harding
On July 6, 2010, the Thai government extended a state of emergency in Bangkok and 18 other provinces because of continuing unrest and violence. Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva had declared the state of emergency in April 2010 after protesters broke into parliament. The state of emergency ...[read more]
February 22, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On February 22, 2011, a Thai court released seven opposition leaders from the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UFDAD), or "red shirts," who had been detained during pro-democracy protests in March 2010. During their detainment, the UFDAD organized several peaceful rallies calling ...[read more]
February 22, 2011
by Sarah Posner
A Thai court on Tuesday released on bail seven "red shirt" opposition leaders detained during anti-government protests that began last March. The leaders were arrested last spring on terrorism charges during the demonstrations. During their detention, red shirts organized peaceful rallies calling ...[read more]
January 31, 2011
by Ann Riley
Thailand's "red shirt" pro-democracy movement on Monday petitioned the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch a preliminary investigation into whether the government committed crimes against humanity during the Bangkok protests last spring. The application for petition cites specific ...[read more]
August 16, 2010
by Sarah Miley
Opposition leaders in Thailand pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of terrorism in connection with Thailand's recent political violence, as the government partially lifted the state of emergency that has been in place since May. The men held leadership positions in the United Front for Democracy ...[read more]
June 15, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
A Thai court on Tuesday charged 11 protest leaders with terrorism in connection with Thailand's latest round of political violence, denying them bail. The men held leadership positions in the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship opposition group known as red shirts that conducted ant... ...[read more]
May 21, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Friday promised an independent investigation into recent clashes between anti-government protesters know as red shirts and security officials that left more than 80 dead. Abhisit discussed plans for reconciliation aimed at helping the country heal after a ...[read more]
May 19, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
The government of Thailand on Wednesday imposed a curfew on Bangkok and other areas of the country in response to violence that erupted when the leader of the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship, also known as the red shirts, announced an end to the two-month long conflict in Bangkok ...[read more]
May 16, 2010
by Ann Riley
A Thai court on Saturday sentenced 27 protesters to six months in prison, according to the chief of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) Tarit Pengit. The accused are members of the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship, also known as red shirts and were arrested for violating ...[read more]
April 26, 2010
by Daniel Richey
Thailand's pro-government People's Alliance for Democracy Network, known as yellow shirts, called Monday for a declaration of martial law to quell the anti-government movement spearheaded by the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship, or red shirts. The s... ...[read more]

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