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THAILAND: Lawyer Sirikan ‘June’ Charoensiri Faces Ongoing Judicial Harassment

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR). For more information, please contact:  Thai Lawyers for Human Rights  10...

THAILAND: Three Human Rights Defenders acknowledge charges due to publishing Torture Report

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding on-going judicial harassment of three human rights defenders who support and protect torture victims ...

THAILAND: Parents of suspect who died in custody to sue police for damages

(Released on 5 November 2016) parents of Mr. Anan Kerdkaew, a suspect who died in police custody while being interrogated, shall file a charge against the Royal Thai Police with the South Bangkok Civi...

THAILAND: Sirikan denied all charges relating to her performance as “Lawyer”

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding the ongoing judicial harassment of Ms. Sirikan Charoensiri. She is a human rights lawyer and legal and...

THAILAND: Police torture case in Prachuap Khiri Khan needs investigation and progress

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding two juvenile suspects tortured by police in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Thailand. According to the C...

THAILAND: Ongoing Judicial Harassment Against Human Rights Lawyer “Sirikan Charoensiri”

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding judicial harassment against human rights lawyer Ms. Sirikan Charoensiri. The AHRC wishes to note that ...

THAILAND: Human Rights Defenders under Thailand’s military regime

An article from Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Since the 22 May 2014 coup staged by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), the currently ...

THAILAND: Student activists petition public prosecutor to acquit case

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding the Phu Khiao Provincial Court scheduling a plea hearing for two student activists who have been arres...

THAILAND: Government should clarify Joshua Wong’s deportation

On 5 October 2016, Joshua Wong, a student activist who became a global icon for the fight for democracy in Hong Kong, made headlines in media once again after the Immigration in Thailand barred him fr...

THAILAND: Pattani Court to hear evidence from military officials and others in custodial death case of Mr. Abduldayib Dolah

A Press Release from Muslim Attorney Centre Foundation (MAC) and Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) On 11 October 2016 from 09.00 -16.00 at the cour...

THIALAND: Prosecution of four student activists and journalist under Referendum Act continues

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding the Ratchaburi Provincial Court scheduling a conciliation hearing, for four activists and one journali...

THAILAND: National Human Rights Commission must protect torture victims

On 17 August 2016, the Office of the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRC) officially informed Ms. Pornpen Khongkachonkiet that the NHRC could not investigate the facts revealed in a tor...

THAILAND: End judicial harassment of human rights lawyer Sirikan Charoensiri

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding ongoing judicial harassment of Ms. Sirikan Charoensiri, human rights lawyer and legal and documentatio...

THAILAND: Thai authorities prevent press briefing on state-sponsored torture

Police and public officials have prevented a press briefing of Amnesty International (AI)’s about state-sponsored torture, saying that AI speakers might be charged for not having working permit. On ...

THAILAND: Government redress for Karen people in Kaeng Krachan National Park

On 7 September 2016, the verdict in the landmark case of the Karen people was delivered from the Central Administrative Court in Thailand. It ruled that the authorities did not break the law in burnin...

THAILAND: Abolish all trials of civilians in military courts

On 12 September 2016, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) issued the NCPO Order No. 55/2016under Article 44 of the Interim Constitution; it states that all cases involving offences of the ...

THIALAND: The Judicial Harassment of Human Rights Defenders and Torture in the South

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to draw the attention of the interested persons to follow the judicial harassment of three human rights defenders in Thailand. According to the AHRC U...

THAILAND: Rights of suspects under Martial Law must be respected; prohibition on visits by family must end

(4 September 2016) On 31 August 2016, at 13:30, four men suspected of crimes in Thailand’s Deep South were taken into custody (although they were usually called “invitees” and not “detainees...

THAILAND: Call for observers in verdict of landmark Kaeng Krachan National Park case 

On 7 September 2016, at 10:30 a.m., the verdict in the case of Karen people forcibly relocated from the Kaeng Krachan National Park will be read at the Central Administrative Court in Bangkok. The Asi...

THAILAND: Two accused convicted and sentenced for trafficking Rohingya and Immigration Act violations

The Migrant Working Group has provided legal representation for the Rohingya, who have become trafficking survivors and have successfully requested to become co-plaintiffs in the case filed by the pub...