On 25 February 2019, Pranee Danwattananusorn, wife of disappeared political exile Surachai Saedan, filed a report with Pol Lt Gen Suksawat Bua-in, Deputy Superintendent of Tha Uthen District Police Station, for her missing husband.
Today (2 February 2019), a demonstration was held at Ratchaprasong junction in memory of the three disappeared dissidents: Surachai Saedan, Phuchana, and Kasalong.
Kuekkong Bupphawan, the son of disappeared political activist Chatchan Bupphawan, or Phuchana, told Prachatai that he and his mother went to the Institute of Forensic Medicine at the Police Hospital yesterday (22 January 2019) to testify on the case of Phuchana’s disappearance and supposed murder, and to receive the autopsy and DNA test results for one of the mutilated bodies found in the Mekhong River, now confirmed to be that of Phuchana.
The second body found in the Mekhong around New Year has been identified as Kasalong, one of the three disappeared political activists living in exile, says the provincial police commander.
On 21 January 2019, the son of disappeared activist Phuchana (pseudonym), who prefers to remain anonymous, told Prachatai that the DNA result for one of the mutilated bodies found on the banks of the Mekhong River near Nakhon Phanom confirms that the body is genetically related to him.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE VICTIMS OF ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Thai Lawyers for Human Rights and the Cross Cultural Foundation write to you on this day, the 2017 International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, to express our serious concern at the ongoing delay in passing legislation aimed at protecting against torture, ill-treatment and enforced disappearance and the
Thailand’s government has failed to abide by its pledge to make enforced disappearance a crime under Thai laws, Human Rights Watch said today. August 30 is the United Nations International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances.
The Thai government should reopen the investigation of the enforced disappearance and presumed murder of a prominent Muslim human rights lawyer, Human Rights Watch said today.
Calling on Thailand to criminalize enforced disappearance in its laws in line with international standards, the top United Nations human rights official today urged the Government to take decisive and sustained steps to investigate the whereabouts of at least 82 people listed as disappeared.
In a landmark case to set a legal standard on enforced disappearance, the Thai Supreme Court has acquitted five police officers allegedly involved in the enforced disappearance of Somchai Neelapaijit, a Muslim human rights lawyer. After 11 years of legal struggle by Somchai’s family, the Supreme Court of Thailand on Tuesday, 29 December 2015, confirmed the Appeal Court acquittal of five policemen accused of involvement in the enforced disappearance of Somchai.