A union activist and friend of Chotisak Oonsoong, Jitra Kotchadej was fired by bosses at her clothing factory in August for appearing on a TV panel discussion wearing a T-shirt saying “Not standing is not a crime,” a reference to Chotisak’s case.
It appears that she has not been charged. Jitra remains an activist and campaigner for those held under Article 112.
Commentary on Jitra Kotchadej’s case:
Committee for Asian Women (2008): Statement on Human Rights Violations in Thailand
EPO (Germany), 14 August 2008: “Thailändische Gewerkschafter: Triumph und Linde sollen lokales Management zur Vernunft bringen” (scroll down for English)
News on Jitra Kotchadej’s case:
Prachatai, 22 October 2009: “‘Try Arm’ underwear by the producers of Triumph”
Bangkok Post, 24 August 2008, “Labour pains”
Prachatai, 1 August 2008, “Triumph Labour Union downs tools, demands reinstatement of its leader”