enforced disappearance

6 Apr 2022
Sitanun Satsaksit, sister of missing activist in exile Wanchalearm Satsaksit, submitted to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR) on Monday (4 April) a statement calling for the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) to address Cambodia’s failure to investigate Wanchalearm’s disappearance.
1 Apr 2022
Two men who claimed to be officers from Krathumbaen Police Station, Samut Sakhon, visited missing activist Siam Theerawut’s mother at her home on Tuesday (29 March), claiming to be looking for Siam, and asked to enter the house without presenting IDs or a warrant.
24 Feb 2022
A draft bill criminalising torture and enforced disappearance has passed the House of Representatives with 359 votes in favour, 1 abstention and 2 decided not to vote. The bill will now go to the senate for final consideration.
12 Feb 2022
A draft bill criminalising torture and enforced disappearance has completed a reconciliation process and now goes to a second reading in parliament expected on 23-25 February, according to the committee scrutinizing the bill.
22 Dec 2021
Sitanun Satsaksit, sister of missing activist-in-exile Wanchalearm Satsaksit, has sent letters to three Thai government agencies asking for updates on their investigation into her brother’s enforced disappearance, but has yet to receive a reply.
21 Dec 2021
The Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF), a local human rights organisation, reports that a draft bill criminalising torture and enforced disappearance is nearing completion.  Last September, a preliminary draft passed a first reading in parliament.  According to CrCF, which has been involved in revising the draft for a 2nd reading, it will be finalised by 22 December. 
3 Dec 2021
On 29 November 2021, the Prachinburi Provincial Court affirmed a Court of Appeals decision to drop a lawsuit filed by a police officer against Ritthirong Cheunchit, a man detained and beaten by the police. The suit alleged that Ritthirong previously gave false testimony in court.
2 Nov 2021
Friends and family of activist in exile Siam Theerawut, who went missing 2 years ago, met at his family home in Samut Sakhon on Saturday (31 October) for a gathering on his 36th birthday, while his fate remains unknown.
15 Oct 2021
Sitanun Satsaksit, sister of missing activist in exile Wanchalearm Satsaksit, has been charged with violation of the Emergency Decree for giving a speech at a protest on 5 September 2021 at the Asoke Intersection.
8 Oct 2021
Thailand’s parliament should amend the draft law on torture and enforced disappearance without delay in order to ensure compliance with Thailand’s international legal obligations, said the ICJ and Amnesty International.
4 Oct 2021
On 4 October 2021, the UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia welcomes Thailand’s initial approval of the draft law on Prevention and Suppression of Torture and Enforced Disappearance and urges the Government to ensure the legislation fully meets international human rights standards and enact it promptly.
21 Sep 2021
“Every 5th of Every Month,” the art of remembrance from Mora (Nuntana Wongtawee) to Wanchalearm Satsaksit throughout 1 year after the enforced disappearance.

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