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THAILAND: Stop judicial harassment of Sirikan Charoensiri

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information that Ms. Sirikan Charoensiri, a lawyer at Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), reported herself to the public p...

INDIA: Scheduled Caste woman tortured by Border Security Force personnel

Dear Friends,  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from our partner organization, MASUM in West Bengal. A Scheduled Caste woman was allegedly tortured by Border Secur...

THAILAND: Stop Judicial Harassment of Human Rights Defenders

Strengthen protection mechanisms and ensure accountability for human rights abuses (Bangkok, 9 May 2016)—We, the undersigned organizations and community-based networks, urge the Thai authorities and...

THAILAND: Drop charges against pro-democracy activist mother

Ms. Patnaree Chankij, a 40-year-old single mother of four children, including anti-junta student activist Mr. Sirawit, aka, ‘Ja New’, has been charged with defaming the monarchy. The Asian Human R...

THAILAND: TLHR lawyer Sirikan Charoensiri’s case to be transferred to public prosecutor on 12 May 2016

On 27 April 2016, Ms. Sirikan (“June”) Charoensiri, a lawyer at Thai Lawyers for Human Rights, received a summons to report to the public prosecutor at the Office of Special Prosecutor at Subdist...

THAILAND: Unfair Trial in the Military Courts

A Written Submission to the 32nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre 1. The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to draw the attention of the UN Huma...

THAILAND: Fifth anniversary of the imprisonment of Somyot Prueksakasemsuk

Saturday, 30 April 2016, was the fifth anniversary of the imprisonment of Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, a long-time labour rights activist and human rights defender. On 30 April 2011, Somyot was arrested on...

THAILAND: Trafficking Bill Needs Rethink

By Phattranit Yaodam On 26 January 2016, the Prime Minister, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, wrote a letter to the Chairperson of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) regarding the draft Act on Traffick...

THAILAND: Stifling people’s right to freedom of expression regarding the Draft Constitution must end

A Statement from the Human Rights Lawyers Association forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission The intimidation, interference and impediment of the exercise of freedom of expression regarding th...

THAILAND: Southern land rights activist subject to death threat

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information from Protection International Thailand (PI) and Human Rights Lawyer Association (HRLA) that on 8 April 2016 Mr. ...

THAILAND: Protect human rights defenders in Loei

A group of human rights defenders in northeast Thailand are facing death threats and a defamation case in court over their attempts to protect community resources against a gold mining operation. Acco...

THAILAND: Order bestowing sweeping powers and impunity to military breaches rule of law and human rights

A Press Release from the Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has issued the order no. 13/2559 on 29 M...

THAILAND: Call for new investigation into Somchai Neelaphaijit’s case 

Twelve years after the disappearance of Somchai Neelaphaijit, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) calls upon the Thai authorities to begin a new investigation into Somchai’s case, and to ratify...

THAILAND: Stop the arbitrary detention of Mr. Worachai Hema and Mr. Wattana Muangsuk

A Press Release from Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) On 26 March 2016, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has ordered military o...

THAILAND: Lawyers Society of Thailand urged to preserve its independence as a professional association

A Statement from Human Rights Lawyer Association (HRLA) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) by Gen. Chalermchai Sitthisat, Deputy Chief of St...

THAILAND: Perpetrators involved in seizure of Cho-airong Hospital must be brought to justice without use of torture

A Press Release from Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) On 13 March 2016, the Cho-airong Hospital was laid siege by an unknown group of armed insurg...

THAILAND: Failure of justice for human rights defenders

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learnt that the only person facing charges in the murder case of human rights defender Mr. Chai Boontonglek, has been acquitted by the Wieng ...

THAILAND: Sarawut Bamrungkittikhun released from military custody

A Statement from Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Over 30 police and military officers have raided and arrested Mr. Sarawut Bamrungkittikhun, admin o...

THAILAND: Failure of justice for human rights defenders 

One year after the assassination of human rights defender Mr. Chai Boontonglek, a member of the Southern Peasants’ Federation of Thailand (SPFT), the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned...

THAILAND: Renewed call for justice on the twelfth anniversary of the disappearance of Somchai Neelapaijit

March 12, 2016 is the twelfth anniversary of the enforced disappearance of Somchai Neelaphaijit. The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) marks this date by bringing attention to the ongoing failure o...