13 May 2021
Human Rights Watch calls on the Thai authorities to ensure access to adequate protective measures and healthcare in detention facilities, as detainees are now at grave risk from Covid-19 outbreaks.
13 May 2021
On 12 May, the Corrections Department published a press release revealing that 2,835 people inside the prison complex at Klong Prem are infected with Covid-19 after testing inmates and wardens. This amounts to 36.5 percent of the entire population.
12 May 2021
Amnesty International Thailand issued an open letter yesterday (11 May) to the Ministry of Justice and the President of the Supreme Court of Justice calling for urgent measures minimizing the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic in prisons across the country, as well as for unnecessary custody at all levels to be kept at a minimum.
11 May 2021
Is there anything today which is important for general life and well-being and scarce and likely to remain so for the foreseeable future? If you can’t answer that question, you obviously don’t live anywhere close to what the newspapers coyly call ‘entertainment venues’ in the Thong Lo area.
10 May 2021
Cartoon by Stephff: Ploughing ceremony
6 May 2021
BANGKOK, 6 May 2021 – UNICEF is ramping up support to help curb the recent surge in Covid-19 cases in Bangkok’s Khlong Toei community through distributing UHT milk and hygiene supplies, providing critical information and guidelines as well as mobilizing community workers and volunteers to protect the most vulnerable children and families.
4 May 2021
“The rich get infected, the poor be damned” describes the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak in Thailand, especially now that the disease, starting from the VVIP guests at luxury night clubs, has reached densely-populated communities in Bangkok.
28 Apr 2021
26 Apr 2021
Chukiat ‘Justin’ Sangwong, a leading figure in the Thai pro-democracy protests, has tested positive for Covid-19 while in detention as a suspect under the lèse majesté law, the Department of Corrections confirmed on 24 April.
21 Apr 2021
Journalists and media workers face an increasingly repressive legal landscape amidst the Covid-19 pandemic in Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam, as outlined by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) in a submission to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
19 Apr 2021
14 Apr 2021