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THAILAND: 420 Burmese workers fired and deported for demanding their legal rights 

THAILAND: Case of abuse of migrant worker rights in Mae Sot, Thailand ——————————————————R...

THAILAND: Pro-democracy Burmese activists arrested in Bangkok, more crackdowns may follow 

Dear Friends The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) has reported that the police in Bangkok arrested 11 Burmese activists for distributing leaflets demanding the release of Aung...

THAILAND: Thailand’s dangerous slide into barbarism

Thailand’s dangerous slide into barbarism The six migrant workers murdered in Thailand this week were the victims of a monster that threatens to consume an entire society and its democracy. The ...

THAILAND: Why has the rule of law been made a victim of Thailand’s anti-drug campaign?

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission – AHRC Why has the rule of law been made a victim of Thailand’s anti-drug campaign? Since February, when the government of Thailand opened ...

THAILAND: Extrajudicial killing, impunity 

SUMMARY Since February 1, hundreds of alleged drug dealers have been killed in Thailand’s latest \”war on drugs\”, launched by Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. While addressing the...

TORTURE AND CYANIDE: A RESPONSE TO : IS TORTURE EVER JUSTIFIED

TORTURE AND CYANIDE: A RESPONSE TO “IS TORTURE EVER JUSTIFIED” — Basil Fernando, AHRC Note: The following letter, dated 14 January 2003, was written to the Economist magazine in repl...

UPDATE (THAILAND): Need your action to save the Burmese activists

Dear Friends,  Regarding our earlier forwarded appeal on the crackdown on Burmese dissidents and pro-democracy activists in Thailand, we are again requesting you to take action to prevent the arreste...

THAILAND: Fears lives of pro-democracy Burmese activists in Thailand

Dear Friends, The following is an urgent appeal from the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (Forum-Asia), based in Bangkok, regarding the crackdown on dissidents and pro-democracy activists ...

THAILAND: The relocation of refugee camp; Increasing risk of life

Dear Friends, We are forwarding you the following urgent appeal from the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (Forum-Asia) based in Bangkok. We are concerned that the Thai authorities plan to ...

THAILAND: Raped by soldier, no investigation – widespread and vicious human rights violations in border area

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned that two refugee women from the Karenni minority ethnic group in Burma (Myanmar) were raped by Thai soldiers near their refugee camp on March 17, 2...

THAILAND: Massacre on the Mae Lamao

During the last week of January 2002, at least 17 persons of Burmese origin were massacred in a single incident on the Mae Lamao stream, Mae Ramat district, within the vicinity of Mae Sot, Tak provinc...

THAILAND: Max Ediger released on bail but 6 Burmese minorities remain in detention.

THAILAND: Max Ediger released on bail but 6 Burmese minorities remain in detention.  11 February 2000 Mr. Norman Max Ediger, an American missionary and peace and human rights activist, was bailed out...

UPDATE(THAILAND): MAX EDIGER AND THE 6 BURMESE DETAINEES

MARCH 16: We have just received information that the six Burmese who were being detained in association with the incident involving Max Ediger have been s free! They have been ‘deported’ t...

THAILAND: OPEN LETTER TO H.E. Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai Investigation on the seizure of Ratchaburi Central Hospital

Dear Friends,  Attached with this message is the press rlease on the hostage taking by armed Karen group called \”Gods Army\”. There are allegations that some of the armed men were killed...

Thailand: Sulak Charged But Yadana Gas Pipeline Continues

On 28 February 1998 Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai decided that the laying of the Yadana gas pipeline by the Petroleum Authority of Thailand (PTT) should proceed as eighty percent of the construction is...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Thailand): Requesting Urgent Inquiry into Nationality Verification Process for Burmese Migrants 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward on an appeal from the State Enterprise Workers Relations Confederation (SERC), the Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRD...

FORWARDED APPEAL (THAILAND): Labour advocate arrested 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an urgent appeal from the Holland-based The Clean Clothes Campaign, urging the Thai government to release lawyer Mr. Somyot Pru...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Thailand): Comment in Accordance with Article 23 of the ILO Constitution on the Royal Thai Government’s Failure to Observe the Equality of Treatment (Accident Compensation) Convention 1925 (C-19) 

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward to you the following urgent appeal from The State Enterprise Workers Relations Confederation (SERC) to urge ILO International L...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Thailand): Five student activists advocating human rights are at risk of torture 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal that five student activists advocating human rights have disappeared from their dormitory on 15 August 2008 in sou...

WORLD: Please intervene in the attempt to remove UN Special Procedure mandate holders 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal received from Amnesty International regarding the draft decision by some governments to remove UN Special Procedure m...