The Assembly of the Poor, a Thai civil society organisation, issued a statement condemning the Thai junta’s eviction of poor communities and urging international organisations to pressure the regime to protect human rights.
The military court sentenced a man to six months in prison for not reporting to the coup-makers in 2014, but the jail term was suspended. The military court on Thursday morning sentenced Pongsak S, aka Sam, an anti-establishment red shirt who was accused of violating the junta’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Announcement No.
The junta-appointed parliament has passed the 2015 Gender Equality Act. The law imposes a jail term of up to six months for anyone committing gender discrimination. The latest version of the law, announced in the Royal Gazette on 8 March, has removed controversial elements which upheld exceptions for gender discrimination in three situations where equality was not mandated. These exceptions were education, religion and the public interest. The law will be enacted in August.
Investigation of alleged torture against suspects of the Criminal Court Bomb urged, Martial Law must be lifted For immediate release on 17 March 2015
Khaosod English: A witness of the deadly military crackdown on Redshirt protesters in 2010 emerged from six days of military detention today, a day after the junta denied any involvement in her arrest. Nattathida Meewangpla, 36, was arrested at her residence in Samut Prakarn by five soldiers on 11 March and had been detained in communicado since.
The military has detained incommunicado for almost a week a female medic who is a key witness of the killing of red shirts at a Bangkok temple in 2010, said a human rights lawyer. Winyat Chatmontree, a human rights lawyer from Free Thai Legal Aid (FTLA), on Monday told Prachatai that Nattatida Meewangpla, aka Wan, was taken from her house in Samut Prakan on 11 March.
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.
The junta cabinet has approved bills to privatise two prominent state universities, saying that there is no need to ask students since the bills were proposed by the universities and many other universities have already undergone the same process.
BANGKOK (11 March 2015) -The United Nations Human Rights Office for South East Asia (OHCHR) is concerned that the rights of poor communities in maintaining access to land and livelihood are not being upheld and urges the Government to comply with its international human rights obligations in pursuing its land polices. OHCHR is particularly concerned that the push of the National Council of Peace and Order (NCPO) for quick solutions to complex land issues has led to &n
Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday criticized the junta’s Public Assembly Bill as contradicting the principle of rights. Although academics and activists have voiced criticism of the bill, it is pending the second reading, by the rubber-stamp National Legislative Assembly (NLA).