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THAILAND: Update on Thai Human Rights Lawyer Sirikan Charoensiri’s case

A Press Release from Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) Background: Ms. Sirikan Charoensiri is a lawyer from the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights ...

THAILAND: Release Mr. Wattana Muangsuk from arbitrary detention

A Press Releasefrom Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) It has been reported today (2 March 2016) that a dozen of military officers arrested the ...

THAILAND: Update on Sirikan Charoensiri’s case: Inquiry official will file the charge to await the prosecution order

A Press Releasefrom Thai Lawyers for Human Rights forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) 3 March 2016, Ms. Sirikan Charoensiri received a summon warrant to report herself to the inquiry...

THAILAND: Courts used to harass defenders 

A group of human rights defenders in Northeast Thailand has been forced into a frivolous and damaging case in court, due to their attempts to protect community resources against a gold mining operatio...

THAILAND: Ranong Courts to Review Case of Alleged Murder by Migrant Workers

A Press Releasefrom the Lawyers Council of Thailand, Human Rights and Development Foundation,The Foundation of Education and Development, Muslim Attorney Centre Foundation and Diocesan Social Action C...

THAILAND: Letter to EU Commission regarding yellow card designation for Thailand

An Open Letter from Rights Coalition forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) To, Karmenu Vella EU Commissioner for fisheries, maritime affairs and environment European Commission  1049 ...

THAILAND: Rights defenders threatened for documenting army torture

On 11 February 2016 the Thai army threatened human rights defenders for documenting the military’s continued use of torture on detainees in the country’s south. Major General Banpot Poonpien, the ...

THAILAND: Launching Pattani Torture report of 2014-2015 at PSU Pattani on 10 Feb 2016

A Press Releasefrom Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF), Duay Jai Group, and Patani Human Rights Networkforwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) And Public discussion on the Prevention of To...

THAILAND: Enforced disappearance is not a crime

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court affirmed the appellate court verdict of not guilty in relation to the five police officers accused in relation to the disappearance of Mr. Neelapaijit 11 years ago. The S...

THAILAND: Public Statement on the Enforced Disappearance of Mr. Thanakorn Siripaiboon

A Statement from Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Mr. Thanakorn Siripaiboon, a factory worker in a private company, was arrested from his workplace i...

THAILAND: Incommunicado detention of journalist by the junta

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is gravely concerned to have learned that Pravit Rojanaphruk, journalist for the Nation newspaper and freedom of expression advocate, is being detained in an u...

THAILAND: Threat of enforced disappearance against Ms. Waewrin Buangern and Rak Ban Haeng Conservation Group faces intimidation by authorities

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to share an updated appeal from Protection International about the high-risk situation of Ms. Waewrin Buangern (Jo), coordinator of the Ra...

THAILAND: Rak Ban Haeng Conservation Group in Lamphang Province face severe intimidation by local authorities and security forces

Dear friends,  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is issuing this urgent appeal received from Protection International Thailand, regarding the on-going intimidation by local authorities and sec...

THAILAND: Call for observation — 14 students and allied activists face an extension of pre-trial detention on Tuesday 7th July at Bangkok Military Court

A Statement from the Protection International, Thailand Team forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Protection International calls upon you to be present at the Bangkok Military Court[1] on T...

THAILAND: Dissent is Not a Crime — Call for International Solidarity with Imprisoned Thai Students

A Statement from the International Solidarity for Thai Students and Teachers forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Fourteen Thai students were arrested on 26 June 2015 and are currently being...

THAILAND: A military regime that must go

June 26 is observed as the International Day in support of the victims of torture. Unfortunately, in Thailand, the day will be eclipsed by the military regime that is in power since May 2014, when it ...

THAILAND: Policy recommendations to the Thai government regarding the Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean

An Open Letter from Migrant Working Group forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) ATT: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha  Dear Mr. Prime Minister,  THAILAND: Policy recommendations to t...

THAILAND: Public statement on the discovery of dead Rohingya migrants: the state is obliged to take serious legal action against the concerned human trafficking ring and facilitate aid delivery based on human rights and humanitarian principles

A Statement from the Migrants Working Group forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission It was reported that on 1 May 2015, that police officials from Sadao District, Songkhla, uncovered a conceale...

THAILAND: Four-year anniversary of imprisonment of Somyot Prueksakasemsuk

Last Thursday, 30 April 2015, was the four year-anniversary of the imprisonment of Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, a longtime labour rights activist and human rights defender. On 30 April 2011, Somyot was arr...

ประเทศไทย: สมาชิกสหพันธ์เกษตรกรภาคใต้ตกเป็นเป้าการลอบสังหาร

คณะกรรมการสิทธิมนุษยชนแห่งอาเซียน (AHRC) ได้ทราบว่าสมาชิกของสหพันธ์เกษตร...