Emergency Decree

8 Oct 2014
  The court has rejected an appeal to investigate an alleged torture case in Pattani on grounds that the 2007 Constitution can no longer be used to claim a citizen’s basic rights, according to the  Muslim Attorney Center Foundation.   On 7 September, the Pattani Provincial Court rejected an appeal by Rohima Huseng, who alleged security officers in Pattani tortured her brother, Hasan Huseng, during interrogation.   Hasan Huseng, a suspected insurgent, was captured by Spec
11 Sep 2014
Despite threats and intimidation from state authorities, Pornpen Khongkachonkiet, a human rights lawyer and director of the Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) of Thailand, stands firm on her claims about alleged torture and enforced disappearances committed by the Thai authorities in the restive Deep South of Thailand.
24 Feb 2014
On February 18, the world that watches the BBC saw a grenade thrown at police at Phan Fa bridge which a police officer unsuccessfully (but ‘heretically’, according to a PDRC tweet and I hope that’s just a blooper and he meant ‘heroically’) tried to kick away.
6 Mar 2013
Prachatai’s case against the authorities for blocking its website during the red-shirt protests in 2010 has finally been accepted by the Civil Court, after the Court’s initial decision to dismiss the case was overturned by the Appeals Court.
10 Apr 2012
On 10 April, the Bangkok North Municipal Court dismissed charges against Sombat Boon-ngam-anong, leader of the Red Sunday group, for his participation in an activity held under the Emergency Decree on 18 May 2010.
21 Oct 2011
On 18 Oct, Bangkok North Municipal Court acquitted Pol Sr Sgt Maj Santivej Phutree, who was arrested and charged under the Emergency Decree during the political unrest last year when he was trying to look for his daughter.
15 Sep 2011
Leader of the red-shirt Red Sunday group Sombat Boon-ngam-anong has received a suspended jail term and a fine for violating the Emergency Decree last year.
12 Jun 2011
The provincial court in Ubon Ratchathani has given 9 red shirts suspended jail terms for their alleged involvement in the 19 May 2010 unrest, after they pleaded guilty.  Another group of 21 red shirts will hear the court’s rulings in early September.
2 Mar 2011
22 red shirts held in prison in Udon Thani have been denied bail, while 6 red shirts in Mukdahan have been granted bail to receive treatment for mental illness.
18 Feb 2011
A written statement submitted by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) to the UN Human Rights Council
28 Jan 2011
Sombat Bun-ngam-anong has received a second indictment for violating the Emergency Decree.
25 Jan 2011
The public prosecutor has decided to drop the case of a red-shirt vendor who was arrested and charged with selling flip-plops bearing the picture of the Prime Minister’s face in October last year on grounds of insufficient evidence.

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