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THAILAND: End judicial harassment of human rights defenders

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Urgent Appeal Case : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned that the judicial harassment of Pornpen Khongkachonkiet and Somchai Homlaor, long-standing and prominent human rights defenders and director and chairperson, respectively, of the Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) in Thailand, is ongoing. They have been accused of defaming the army and face potential legal prosecution for their work documenting instances of torture and advocating on behalf of victims. 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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