29 Apr 2011
Members of Amnesty International in Thailand and Malaysia, together with academics, activists and students have sent an open letter to the AI Secretary-General regarding the interference on AI Malaysia.
28 Apr 2011
In the latter half of 2009, shortly after one of Thailand’s most notorious political prisoners, Daranee Chanchoengsilpakul, was sentenced to 18 years in prison under Thailand’s draconian lese majeste laws, an experienced human rights advocate contacted Amnesty International’s International Secretariat’s Thai-based researcher, Ben Zawacki. The reason for the correspondence was to try to get to the bottom of why Mr. Zawacki and Amnesty had been almost completely silent on Daranee Chanchoengsilpakul’s incarceration.
27 Apr 2011
Amnesty International has responded to its members' query regarding the cancellation of Robert Amsterdam's talk in Malaysia a few days ago. Thai Political Prisoners has interesting posts on this issue (here and here).
24 Apr 2011
Red Shirt lawyer held a one-person dialogue in Kuala Lumpur after cancellation of an event to be hosted by Amnesty International Malaysia after advice from the Amnesty International Secretariat.
24 Mar 2011
Online calls for China to stage its own ‘Jasmine Revolution’ following protests in the Middle East and North Africa has prompted the heaviest wave of arrests of Chinese activists for several years, Amnesty International has said.
12 Mar 2011
As the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar presents his report to the 16th session of United Nations Human Rights Council, governments should speak with one voice on Myanmar’s long-standing failure to address widespread and systematic human rights violations in the country.
18 Feb 2011
Hundreds of Rohingyas fleeing systematic persecution in Myanmar require immediate assistance from Thailand, India, and Indonesia.
10 Feb 2011
The Thai authorities should drop all charges against human rights defender and web forum moderator Chiranuch Premchaiporn, whose trial continues this week, Amnesty International said today.
7 Jan 2011
Déjà vu is a French term meaning “already seen”. Refoulement is also French, with a literal meaning of “force back”. Upon receiving a report on Christmas day that Thai authorities had just forced back 166 refugees to Myanmar, I knew that I had seen this before—on Christmas 2009 in fact.
15 Nov 2010
Amnesty International welcomes the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, but calls on the government of Myanmar to immediately release all of the prisoners of conscience in the country.
10 Nov 2010
Mr. Salil Shetty, Secretary General of AI paid a call on Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on the occasion of his visit to Thailand, at Thai Koo Fah Building, the Government House. The Secretary General of Amnesty International asked the Prime Minister on issues interested by the public and media, such as the political situation, situation in the southern border provinces, situation of displaced persons fleeing from fightings in Myanmar, and lèse majesté law.
14 Oct 2010
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Human rights activists in Kuala Lumpur have produced a play that takes a hard look at the death penalty, taking off from the story of a young Malaysian sentenced to hang in Singapore.