Amnesty International Thailand
3 Oct 2019
The future of Amnesty International Thailand has been thrown into doubt after the government ordered a member of its Executive Board to be replaced with a Deputy Minister.
29 Sep 2019
Ministry of Interior has dismissed an appeal to nominate Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal to be Amnesty's Board Member. Amnesty will file a lawsuit, but the student activist fears that when he get the position back, his term will already be over.
25 Jan 2018
Amnesty International Thailand organised the 2017 Media Awards on Thursday 25th January 2018 at the Sukosol Hotel, Bangkok. The four award categories covered print media, online media, and television. Pornpen Khongkachonkiet, Chair of Amnesty International Thailand, explained that the event was organised out of respect for the role of the media in observing human rights principles and creating human rights awareness in our society.
26 Jul 2016
The Thai authorities must immediately drop the criminal investigation against three of the country’s most prominent human rights activists, including the chair of Amnesty International Thailand, who could be charged tomorrow for documenting and publishing a report about torture by Thai security forces, the organization warned. Somchai Homla-or, Anchana Heemmina, and Porpen Khongkaconkiet, who was appointed Chair of the Amnesty International Thailand board last month, face the prospect of five years behind bars and a fine of US $4,800 if found guilty on charges o
7 Jul 2015
A Thai police officer has accused a board member of Amnesty International Thailand (AI Thailand) of sedition for showing support for the 14 embattled anti-junta activists. Baramee Chairat, a recently re-elected member of the board of AI Thailand and a coordinator of the Assembly of the Poor (AOF), told Prachatai that on Monday, 6 July 2015, he received a summons from Samranrat Police Station in Bangkok.
12 Mar 2015
The junta-sponsored Public Assembly Bill should be amended to conform to Thailand’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, said Amnesty International (AI) Thailand.
30 Jan 2015
Amnesty International (AI) Thailand on Thursday announced the 2014 human rights media awards for the Thai media. Prachatai English’s news story received an honourable mention in the online media category.
21 Oct 2014
Six months after activist Pholachi Rakchongcharoen, also known as “Billy”, is believed to have been the victim of enforced disappearance in Kaengkrachan National Park, western Thailand, Amnesty International renews calls on authorities to establish the truth about his fate and whereabouts as a matter of urgency. The organization also urges authorities to ensure all necessary measures are taken to ensure anyone suspected of responsibility for his suspected enforced disappearance is brought to justice. It is feared that Billy, 30, a Kare
11 Sep 2014
Hundreds of arbitrary detentions, reports of torture and other ill-treatment, sweeping restrictions on freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and unfair trials in military courts are creating a climate of fear in Thailand, and there are no signs of a let-up, Amnesty International said today in a new report. The report, Attitude adjustment –100 days under Martial Law, is the first comprehensive investigation into Thailand’s human rights situation since the military imposed Martial Law on 20 May 2014 and seized power two days later.
3 Sep 2014
A Statement from Thai Lawyers for Human Rights forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) The Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) in collaboration with Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) and Amnesty International Thailand was planning to organize a presentation of report on the situation of human rights “Access to Justice in Thailand: Currently Unavailable Human Rights Situation 100 Days after the Coup” today.
16 Aug 2014
The Thai junta has ordered the Amnesty International Thailand to stop its activities in Bangkok and Chiang Mai calling for peace in the Gaza Strip, citing martial law. In a letter to AI members, issued Friday, AI Thailand said military officers in northern Chiang Mai Province called them and “asked” AI to call off the planned gathering and seminar at a bookstore in the province on 17 August on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and human rights.
30 Jul 2014
29 July 2014 Thailand: Amnesty International’s meeting with the National Council for Peace and Order Amnesty International visited Thailand between 9 and 18 July to undertake research on the human rights situation following the declaration of martial law on 20 May 2014. As part of its research, the human rights organization met with representatives of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) – the milit