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UPDATE (Thailand): Wife of missing human rights lawyer intimidated 

[RE: FA-06-2004: THAILAND: A human rights lawyer Mr. Somchai Neelaphaijit missing; UA-94-2004: THAILAND: Severe torture victims still in custody while police torturers remain in posts; UP-14-2004: THA...

THAILAND: So where are Thailand’s judicial bodies?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2005 AS-39-2005 A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission So where are Thailand’s judicial bodies? Speaking last Friday, April 8, the head of Thailand̵...

THAILAND: To uphold the Constitution of Thailand, axe criminal libel

In an announcement this week, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra of Thailand stated that the proposed reform of some hundreds of the country’s laws would concentrate on those that violate its 1997 Con...

UPDATE (Thailand): Paltry compensation for victims of Narathiwat killings, and still no prosecutions 

[Re: UA-143-2004: THAILAND: At least 84 people killed in Southern Thailand on 26 October 2004; UP-65-2004: THAILAND: A list of the victims of the mass killing in Narathiwat province; Immediate interna...

UPDATE (Thailand): Media reform campaigner Supinya holds fund-raising event to fight criminal libel case 

(UA-73-2004: THAILAND: Human rights defender faces preliminary decision in libel case on 21 June 2004 and UP-31 2004: THAILAND: Criminal Court decides to let libel suit against Ms Supinya Klangnarong ...

THAILAND: Anticipating Thailand’s missing-persons centre

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2005 AS-32-2005 A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission Anticipating Thailand’s missing-persons centre  The announcement last week by Thailand’s n...

THAILAND: A man receives a ten-year sentence for coming to the assistance of a drunk disabled person 

THAILAND: False allegation of theft and assault; inaction and negligence by the police, the investigating officer and the state-appointed attorney ———————R...

UPDATE (Thailand): Thai minister refuses to act on missing human rights lawyer case 

[RE: FA-06-2004: THAILAND: A human rights lawyer Mr. Somchai Neelaphaijit missing; UP-14-2004: THAILAND: Mr. Somchai Neelaphaijit is still missing and the police may be involved in his disappearance; ...

UPDATE (Thailand): Three generals found responsible for mass killing transferred without penalty 

[Re: UA-143-2004: THAILAND: At least 84 people killed in Southern Thailand on 26 October 2004; UP-65-2004: THAILAND: A list of the victims of the mass killing in Narathiwat province; Immediate interna...

THAILAND: No penalties for generals and no rule of law in Thailand

In exonerating the three generals identified as having been primarily responsible for the killing of at least 85 persons in Narathiwat province on October 25 of last year, the Thai army commander-in-c...

UPDATE (Thailand): Human rights lawyer still missing after nearly one year; Action needed today to have case transferred 

[RE: FA-06-2004: THAILAND: A human rights lawyer Mr. Somchai Neelaphaijit missing; UP-14-2004: THAILAND: Mr. Somchai Neelaphaijit is still missing and the police may be involved in his disappearance; ...

UPDATE (Thailand): Updates on the tsunami-affected Burmese migrant workers 

[RE: UA-10-2005: THAILAND: Discriminatory relief operations and forced deportation against Burmese migrant workers affected by tsunami on 19 January 2005] Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commissi...

UPDATE (Thailand): Updated information on the torture of the four men by the Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya police 

[RE: UP-04-2005: THAILAND: Repeated torture at Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Police Station; UA-170-2004: Anther case of torture to obtain confession at Ayutthaya Police Station, UP-75-2004: Demand immedia...

THAILAND: When the purpose of an inquiry is to achieve nothing

Nearly a week has passed since the Thai Ministry of Defence announced the setting up of a panel to investigate three officers implicated in the killing of at least 85 persons by security forces in Nar...

THAILAND: Discriminatory relief operations and forced deportation against Burmese migrant workers affected by the tsunami 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is extremely concerned about the discriminatory relief operations against Burmese migrant workers affected by the tsunami by the Thai authorities...

UPDATE (Thailand): Repeated torture at Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Police Station 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that Pol. Lt-Col. Suebsak, who was involved in two other brutal torture cases that the AHRC had reported on (Reference:...

The tsunamis’ aftermath: Need for urgent responses

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) shares the grief of those faced with one of the worst natural catastrophes of recent times by way of the tsunamis that devastated several countries such as Ind...

THAILAND: Migrant workers’ rights activist facing legal prosecution and death threats

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that a group of state officers including the Mae Sot police, immigration officers and officers Department of Labour ille...

THAILAND: Justice in Thailand must not be sacrificed out of political expediency

Signs of recent days are that the government-appointed inquiry into the October 25 mass killing in southern Thailand is about to end with a whitewash. Worrying reports suggest it is likely to conclude...

UPDATE (Thailand): Case of the killing of a migrant worker dragged on by apparent delay of trial; Public prosecutor must speed up the case

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission is seriously concerned by the apparent delay of a trial of Ma Suu, a Burmese migrant worker who died after being beaten and set on fire by her employers...