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THAILAND: Regularization of torture following coup

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Statement : Chatchawan Prabbamrung, age 45, is a refrigeration mechanic who was arrested by soldiers on 6 July. He was held for nine days before charges were filed against him on 15 July which included premeditated murder, bombing to cause injury, possession of illegal explosives, and carrying explosives in a public place. He has been accused of shooting M-79 grenades into a Big C superstore and killing two children on 24 February during the protests of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee. Read More...

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Torture in Thailand

Thailand has acceded to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment on 2 October 2007. The accession to the Convention obligates Thailand to submit an initial report to the Committee against Torture within one year after the entry into force of the Convention as per Article 19 of the Convention.

Even though there are reported cases of torture in Thailand, so far regarding compensation for the victims of torture there has not been any positive development.

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