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THAILAND: Families demand real perpetrators of bus shooting be brought to justice 

Dear friends The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) urges you to voice your support for the parents of children killed and injured in an attack on a bus by armed men, who are demanding that the poli...

THAILAND: Compensation without criminal liability is no solution to the killings in Southern Thailand

The findings of the Independent Fact-Finding Commission on the Krue Se Mosque massacre in Southern Thailand were made public yesterday. While recommending compensation payments and the preparation of ...

THAILAND: Severe torture victims still in custody while police torturers remain in posts 

SUMMARY The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is deeply concerned that four out of five torture victims represented by missing Thai lawyer Somchai Neelaphaijit remain in custody, while the police o...

THAILAND: Transparency in trial of the killers of a migrant worker demanded 

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is gravely concerned that a Thai army officer, his wife and another person accused of brutally murdering a Burmese migrant worker have escaped ju...

UPDATE (Thailand): Arrest warrant issued against a local politician for the murder of Charoen Wat-aksorn 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned that The Prachuap Khiri Khan criminal court on 20 July 2004 approved a warrant for the arrest of Provincial Administrative Organisati...

THAILAND: A prominent environmentalist Charoen Wat-aksorn murdered and an independent investigation required 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is gravely concerned by the murder of Charoen Wat-aksorn (37) in Prachuap Khiri Khan provincial town on 21 June 2004. The two perpetrators have n...

THAILAND: Human rights defender faces preliminary decision in libel case 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to draw attention to the fact that tomorrow, June 22, the preliminary decision will be given in a civil suit of extreme importance for all...

THAILAND: Disappearance of a human rights defender and disappearance of justice in Thailand

The authorities in Thailand have abandoned any pretence that they are trying to resolve the disappearance of well-known human rights defender and lawyer Somchai Neelaphaijit. After initially reacting ...

UPDATE (THAILAND): 5 suspects in the alleged abduction of missing human rights lawyer Mr. Somchai Neelaphaijit bailed out 

The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information about the releasing of five suspects in the alleged abduction of human rights lawyer Mr. Somchai Neelaphaijit who has been missing since 12 M...

THAILAND: Judicial enquiry must follow mass killing in Southern Thailand

Exactly what happened in Songkhla, Pattani and Yala provinces of Southern Thailand this April 28 is yet to become clear, however, under no circumstances can the killing of at least 107 civilians be ju...

UPDATE (Thailand): Mr. Somchai Neelaphaijit is still missing and the police may be involved in his disappearance

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is gravely concerned of a prominent human rights lawyer, Mr. Somchai Neelaphaijit, who has been missing since 12 March 2004. It is alleged that t...

THAILAND: Disappearance of Thai human rights defender cause for grave concern

Disappearance of Thai human rights defender cause for grave concern What has happened to Somchai Neelaphaijit, and why hasn’t the government of Thailand so far been able to reveal the circumstan...

THAILAND: A human rights lawyer Mr. Somchai Neelaphaijit missing

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from Forum-Asia that a prominent human rights lawyer Mr. Somchai Neelaphaijit is missing since 12 March 2004. We are for...

PAKISTAN: A young woman killed by her husband on the pretext of honour killing

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that a 30-year-old woman named Ms. Hidayat was allegedly killed by her husband, Mr. Momin Ali Mahar in Dal village, Lak...

UPDATE (Thailand/Cambodia): Sok Yoeun won’t be extradited to Cambodia

Dear Friends The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is very happy to give you good news that Mr. Sok Yoeun, 67, who is a political prisoner and prisoner of conscience, won’t be extradited to C...

UPDATE (THAILAND/CAMBODIA): Update on Sok Yoeun 

Dear friends On 28 November 2003, the Appellate Court in Thailand ordered the extradition of Cambodian national Mr. Sok Yoeun, 67, who is a political prisoner and prisoner of conscience, to Cambodia. ...

THAILAND/CAMBODIA: A 67 year old political prisoner, Sok Yoeun faces extradition to Cambodia 

Dear friends The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is gravely concerned that the Appellate Court in Thailand ordered the extradition of Mr. Sok Yoeun to Cambodia on 28 November 2003. Mr. Sok Yoeun ...

UPDATE (THAILAND): Update on Dr Cynthia’s clinic targeted by Thai Government’s crackdown on migrant workers 

Dear friends The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that Dr Cynthia Maung and her clinic staff will not be deported to Burma. Forum-Asia, said in its statement last week tha...

THAILAND: Dr Cynthia’s clinic targeted by Thai Government’s crackdown on migrant workers 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from FORUM-ASIA that Dr. Cynthia Maung’s Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot District of Tak Province, which provides health...

THAILAND: Abuse of workers rights by the Siriwat Garment Factory in Mae Sot 

THAILAND: Labour slavery; Inhumane working conditions —————————————————————...