Prominent human rights advocates have condemned the treatment of protestors in Bangkok. The Asian Human Rights Commission has more details in a recent press release. New Mandala readers who have yet to read Jaran Ditapichai‘s letter to the Regional Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Bangkok will find the press release useful. Last week, Jaran was arrested along with eight other United Front of Democracy against Dictatorship leaders but has now reportedly been released on 200,000 baht bail.

Readers looking for more context on protests against Thailand’s military junta will find many useful and up-to-date details on the Prachatai website.

Update (31 July 2007): A new video of the 22 July protests narrated by Jakrapob Penkair is now available online.