August 21, 2017

On August 21, 2017, Endangered Scholars Worldwide learned that Chayan Vaddhanaphuti, the director of the Regional Centre for Social Science and Sustainable Development at Chiang Mai University who organized an international conference on Thai studies along with four ot...

August 3, 2017

On Thursday, August 3, 2017, a court in northeastern Thailand began a closed-door trial of an activist law student arrested for sharing a BBC article about the country's new king on Facebook.

Jatupat ‘Pai Dao Din’ Boonpattararaksa was arrested in December 2016, for sha...

May 24, 2017

On May 22, 2017, Jatuphat ‘Pai’ Boonpattararaksa, a law student and key member of the New Democracy Movement (NDM), was taken to the Military Court of Khon Kaen Province for attending a trial.  

The trial was on a case in which Jatuphat and seven other democracy activis...

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Liu Xiaobo – the Quiet, Determined Teller of China’s Inconvenient Truths


China’s most famous dissident, Liu Xiaobo, has died in custody at age 61. The cause was liver cancer. His death, confirmed on July 13 by Chinese justice authorities  in the northeastern city of Shenyang, comes more than two weeks after prison authorities announced he was being moved to a hospital for treatment, news that was followed by pleas from around the world to allow him to travel abroad for care.

Dissident, Liu Xiaobo, won Nobel the Peace Prize in 2010 for ‘long and non-violent struggle’ for human rights. Illustration: Henry Wong

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