Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called for Thai authorities to immediately drop all charges and unconditionally release 14 pro-democracy activists who peacefully expressed their opposition to military rule.
Amnesty International on Tuesday demanded that the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) fulfil its promise to lift restrictions on political activities â in place since the 2014 coup â and remove them by the end of June.
AUTHORITIES HAVE tightened security in the capital and Northeast provinces today as pro-election activists gather to march to Government House with an ultimatum to hold a general election by late this year, not next year as the junta plans.
Security agencies on Monday set up checkpoints in some provinces, especially in the Northeast, reportedly in order to block villagers and key local-rights figures from joining a pro-election demonstration in Bangkok.
Police have ordered surveillance of an area around Government House on Monday in the lead-up to an expected march to the venue by pro-election activists, who plan to deliver an ultimatum to the government to hold an election within this year.