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Red Shirts Rally Photo Compilation and Videos : 10 November 2013

Mrs Tida and Sombat at Rachaprasong Rally

Mrs Tida and Sombat at Rachaprasong Rally

The following are compilation of photographs and videos from the Red Shirts rallies on 10 November 2013. There were three main rallies last Sunday which includes;

1. “10,000 Rally Against Blanket Amnesty Bill” led by Red Shirts Sunday coordinator, Mr Sombat Boongarmanong, at Ratchaprasong Intersection.

2. UDD Political School at Don Muang Technical College that was led by UDD president, Mrs Tida Tavonseth.

3. And the main “UDD Pheu Thai Rally to Protect Democracy” in Muang Thong Thani

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Red Shirst Rallies and UDD Poltical School on Sunday

IMG_0653It has been confirmed at the press conference of the United front of Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) today (09/11/13) that the co-leaders including Mrs Tida Tavonseth, Mr. Nuttawut Saikua, and Mr. Jatuporn Prompan, have all agreed on the nationwide Red Shirts Rallies from Sunday 10 November 2013 in Bangkok – 15 November in Udonthani.

The leaders are in consent that the current an-ti amnesty protestors, led by the democrat party, are trying to overthrow the government and it is the people duty to protect the elected government and the democratic system. They insisted that the Phue Thai Party still have the support of the UDD and it is time for the Red Shirts to unite together under the same objective once again. They also maintain that these rallies are not meant to confront the opposition but rather represent as a stage to clarify the Red Shirts position.
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UDD Special Press Conference on the Current Political Situation

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Tomorrow 13:00pm at the UDD Head Quarter on the 5th floor of Imperial World Lad Proa. The United front of Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) lead by president of the UDD, Mrs Tida Tavonseth, co-leader Mr Jatuporn Prompan, and other UDD central core members will release a statement on the current development of the heated political situation and the position of the movement. Please join TRS on the live twitter feed at 12:30 – 15:30 09/11/13 @udd_english and feel free to ask any question that you may have about the organization.

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UDD Statement on the Revision of MP Worachai’s Amnesty Bill

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In response to the House Committee’s scrutiny of MP Worachai Hema’s Amnesty Bill decision to approve the draft legislation with blanket proposals that would absolve authorities who ordered the use of excessive force against civilians which resulted in more than a hundred deaths and more than a thousand injured, of all accountability, the United Front of Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) would like to release this following statements:

1. The UDD is standing by its commitment to support the original format of MP Worachai Hema’s Amnesty Bill that would have, if passed, granted pardon to political prisoners of all colours only. This version does not include protest leaders and commanding officials who authorized the use of excessive forces on civilians.
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Mrs Tida’s Interview on the Revised Amnesty Bill

news_img_471018_1The following is the translation of an excerpt from Mrs. Tida Tavonseth’s interview regarding the revised amnesty bill with Matichon’s reporter, Mr. Fahrung Srikhao, on 21 October 2013.

The president of the United Front of Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) answered questions and showed her disagreement on the proposed blanket amnesty by citing the organization’s commitment to their supporters and the prevention of another violent crackdown in the future.
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AHRC : THAILAND : No amnesty for state-sponsored murder

Asian-Human-Rights-Commission1-480x238Asian Human Right Commission (AHRC) statement in concern over the blanket amnesty bill that is currently being deliberate by the Senate that was released on 6 October 2013.

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) would like to express grave concern about the current state of the draft amnesty bill in Thailand. The draft amnesty bill (in full, the Draft Amnesty for Those Who Committed Offences as a Result of the Political Protests and Political Expression of the People B.E…..) is broad, vague, and appears to be motivated by political expediency at the expense of human rights, justice, and the rule of law. If passed in its current form, the bill will allow murderers to walk free without even a slap on the wrist.
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Japanese Officials Visit DSI on the Progress of Hiroyuki’s case

(In bracket) Mr. Hiroyuki who was killed during the 2010 crack down and (far right) Mr Nobuyuki, a Japanese official who visited the DSI yesterday

(In bracket) Mr. Hiroyuki who was killed during the 2010 crack down and (far right) Mr Nobuyuki of the National Police Agency of Japan who visited the DSI yesterday

On 1 October 2013, the director-general of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI), Mr Tharit Pengdit, told the press after the blanket amnesty bill passed the third reading that the department will continue whit its investigation on the 99 death of civilians during 2010 political violence because it is their obligation to do so.

At the moment, according to the legislative procedure, the amnesty bill will have to pass through the Senate and possibly the constitutional court, if its status was changed to emergency decree, before it can begin to wait in line for a royal decree in order for it to become law.
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Prachatai : Five follies of the blanket amnesty

Free somyotTaken from Prachatai’s article called “Five follies of the blanket amnesty” by Somyot Pruksakasemsuk that was published on 5 October 2013.

Revised and translated by Prachatai

Regarding the amnesty draft bill, which was hastily passed in its second and the third readings by the lower House last week, I would like to illustrate the following five points of folly about the bill.
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