Billy Pholachi Rakchongcharoen
2 Mar 2015
The Appeal Court has dismissed a request to hold an emergency trial to find ‘Billy’, a Karen human rights activist who disappeared in April 2014, citing lack of evidence.
29 Jan 2015
The Thai Police pressed charge against civil servants suspected of taking parts in the unlawful detention of the disappeared Karen activist Billy while Billy’s wife pressed the Thai authorities to investigate the allegedly unlawful detention prior to his disappearance.
24 Oct 2014
The event was held on 18 October 2014 to commemorate the disappearance of prominent Karen activist Porlachee Rakjongjaroen aka 'Billy' . He was reportedly detained on April 17, 2014, at the Kaengkrachan National Park in Petchaburi province and released, but his current whereabouts are unknown.
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