Hakeem al-Araibi, who was given asylum in Australia in 2014, was persecuted for his criticism of the Bahraini government’s suppression of protests in 2011. His was detained in Thailand for 76 days following an extradition request by the Bahrain
After six postponements since 2015, when the elections were promised, and endless protests, the government finally called for polls. The latest round of protests were held in January
Peoples Dispatch speaks to the Southern Peasant’s Federation of Thailand’s Theeranate Chaisuwan at the Khlong Sai Pattana community in the south of the country on the struggles of this landless workers’ movement, their demands and their view on the political situation.