Jitra Kotchadej

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”

9 responses

28 07 2009
New: Labor rights « Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] 29 July 2008, the president of Triumph International Labour Union Thailand, Ms. Jitra Kotchadej was fired by Body Fashion factory or Triumph International Limited […]

30 08 2009
Updated: Continuing the repression « Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] House and Parliament.” The warrants were issued for Sunthorn Bunyod, Bunrod Saiwong,  and Jitra Kotchadej, “on charges of gathering in a group of 10 people or more, leading or ordering people to […]

29 09 2009
New: Triumph struggle and lese majeste reaches Argentina « Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] Triumph struggle and lese majeste reaches Argentina The plight of Triumph workers and Jitra Kotchadej has received support from unions in Argentina.We thought PPT readers might be interested in this […]

22 10 2009
New: Updates on Jitra Kotchadej and on the red shirt petition « Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] Updates on Jitra Kotchadej and on the red shirt petition Jitra Kotchadej: Jitra was the subject of lese majeste accusations and action by her employer in 2008. A union activist and […]

29 01 2011
Still persecuting opponents | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] second case relates to a case being brought against Jitra Kotchadej, Bunrod Saiwong and Sunthorn Bunyod. These three are leaders of the Triumph International workers […]

14 03 2011
Stories worth reading | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] Provocateur by Andrew Spooner has a story on a death threat received by Jitra Kotchadej, who was involved in a protest against Abhisit Vejjajiva a few days […]

23 04 2012
6 07 2017
Three years to get a correct decision | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] Jitra Kotchadej, a trade unionist and well-known activist, was one of those who could not report to the military thugs. She was in Sweden at the time. […]

6 07 2017
Three years to get a correct decision | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] Jitra Kotchadej, a trade unionist and well-known activist, was one of those who could not report to the military thugs. She was in Sweden at the time. […]