List of activists killed during the Thaksin era

List of activists killed during the Thaksin era - Bangkok Post, June 24, 2004

• Jan 30, 2001 _ Jurin Ratchapo of tambon Pa Khlok in Phuket's Thalang district was gunned down. Jurin had resisted businessmen destroying local mangrove forests. The trial of two suspected gunmen is proceeding.
• March 28, 2001 _ Suwat Wongpiyasathit was killed after heading opposition against the Rachathewa garbage dump site in Samut Prakan's Bang Phli district.
• May 1, 2001 _ Narin Phodaeng, former chairman of a conservationist group in Khao Cha-ang Klangthung in Rayong's Khao Chamao sub-district was shot dead. He was a staunch opponent of a rock quarry owned by a local politician. Nobody has been arrested in the case.
• May 17, 2001 _ Pithak Tonwut, who led villagers against a rock quarry owned by a national-level politician in a forest reserve in Phitsanulok's Noen Ma Prang district was shot dead. Two men were arrested but acquitted by the provincial court.
• May 21, 2001 _ Chaweewan Pueksungnoen, a member of the Na Klang tambon administration organisation, was shot dead. She had resisted a construction project suspected of involving local influential figures and corrupt officials. Nobody was arrested.
• July 2001 _ Somporn Chanapol was shot dead after he resisted the building of a dam in Surat Thani's Kanchanadit district.
• June 20, 2002 _ Kaew Binpanma of Chiang Mai's Doi Lo sub-district was shot dead, believed to the result of a land dispute.
• Sept 2, 2002 _ Boonsom Nimnoi, who headed a protest against a condensate separation project in Phetchaburi's Ban Laem district, was killed by unknown assailants.
• Sept 27, 2002 _ Preecha Thongpaen was shot dead after opposing a waste treatment project in Thung Song district of Nakhon Si Thammarat.
• Dec 15, 2002 _ Boonrit Channanrong was shot dead after protesting against the illegal trade in logs taken from Kaeng Krung National Park in Tha Chana district of Surat Thani by state officials.
• Dec 20, 2002 _ Boonyong Intawong, leader of a protest against a rock quarry in Wiang Chai district in Chiang Rai, was killed.
• Feb 1, 2003 _ Khampan Suksai, a village chief from Chiang Mai's Chiang Dao district, was shot dead after opposing encroachment on a community forest.
• Feb 4, 2003 _ Chuan Chamnankit, a community leader who fought the spread of drugs, was shot dead in Chawang district, Nakhon Si Thammarat.
• May 25, 2003 _ Samnao Srisongkhram, chairman of a conservation group protecting the Nam Phong river basin in Khon Kaen, was killed.
• June 21, 2004 _ Charoen Wat-aksorn, leader of a conservation group from Bo Nok in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, was shot dead returning from Bangkok, where he testified before a House committee about a land dispute.
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