Department of Special Investigation (DSI)
The Supreme Court has acquitted Abhisit and Suthep of murder charges for authorising the violent military crackdown on anti-establishment red-shirt protesters in April and May 2010. Meanwhile, a former government investigator who dared to accuse the two of murder is now facing lawsuits. On 31 August 2017, the Supreme Court confirmed a previous ruling by the Court of Appeal and dismissed murder charges against former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, and Suthep Thaugsuban, his former deputy.
The Supreme Court has accepted a lawsuit against a former government investigator who dared to accuse Abhisit and Suthep of murder for ordering the bloody military crackdown on anti-establishment red-shirt protesters in 2010.
Soldiers and security officers have detained a member of an anti-establishment red shirt group at a market close to the Dhammakaya temple and told him not to enter the area again or risk imprisonment. On 5 March 2017, officers of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) and soldiers apprehended Anurak Jentawanit, a leader of a red shirt group called ‘Ford Red Path’ at Klang Khlong Luang market in Pathum Thani Province. The market is close to the Dhammakaya temple and is currently used by Dhammakaya monks and disciples as a gathering point.
Almost three years after the disappearance of a well-known Karen activist, Thailand’s Department of Special Investigation has refused to accept the case.
After a 12-year fight for justice, the authorities have closed their investigation into the disappearance of a human rights lawyer with no one being prosecuted. On 12 October 2016, Angkhana Neelapaijit, a Commissioner of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), posted on her Facebook account that she had received a letter from the Department of Special Investigation (DSI).
A post-mortem examination has revealed that a suspect in a land corruption case, previously reported as committing suicide in custody, was actually killed by internal bleeding and suffocation. On Tuesday, 30 August 2016, Thawatchai Anukul, a 66-year-old retired official of the Department of Lands, was reported to have hanged himself while detained at the Department of Special Investigation (DSI).
A group of civil society in Thailand’s restive Deep South has issued a joint statement demanding a release of Muslim female author. Demanding transparent investigation, respect of human rights and immediate release: The arrest of women author and husband in the Southern Border Province On 15 August 2016, the Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) was informed that on 14 August, Ms.
The Supreme Court has dismissed charges against a Malay Muslim accused by the National Police Chief for reporting torture at the hands of investigating officers.
The wife of a Karen human rights defender who was disappeared last year has requested the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) to investigate the disappearance of her husband as influential people are suspected in the case. Phinnapha Phrueksaphan at 10 am on Thursday, 6 August 2015, submitted a letter to the DSI to request the agency to take up the case of her husband, Porlajee Rakchongcharoen, aka Billy, a Karen human and community rights activist, who disappeared on 17 April 2014.