human rights violation
1 Aug 2019
On 30 July, the USA chapter of Amnesty International (AI) wrote an open letter to Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State, in advance of his trip to Thailand to attend the ASEAN ministerial meetings.
25 Jul 2019
Abdullah Isomuso, 32, was admitted to the intensive care unit of Pattani Hospital on 21 July after he was found unconscious in his cell at the Ingkhayutthaborihan Military Camp in Pattani.
13 Jul 2019
Military authorities can still arbitrarily detain civilians: Analysis of the Head of the NCPO Order no. 9/2562 that repealed some Announcements/Orders that are no longer necessary
10 Jul 2019
Manushya Foundation and the Thai Business & Human Rights Network call on Thai authorities to remedy the harm caused to the 14 villagers of Sab Wai village by dropping all charges against them, and by restoring their lost rights related to land, livelihood, food, housing and due process.
1 Jul 2019
226 civil society organisations and human rights defenders globally have demanded that the Thai government drop all charges against 14 land and human rights defenders in Ban Sapwai, Chaiyaphum, who are currently facing disproportionate imprisonment and fines exceeding one million Thai Baht (approximately USD 32,300). They were found guilty in August last year by the first court for breaching Thailand’s Forest Act and National Park Act despite evidence qualifying for exemption from prosecution as poor, landless and low-income groups.
27 Jun 2019
13 Jun 2019
A new report by the Shan Human Rights Foundation (SHRF) and Shan State Refugee Committee – Thai Border (SSRC-TB) found that new security threats from the Myanmar Army and the United Wa State Army (UWSA) are heightening the vulnerability of refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) living in camps along the border between Shan State and Thailand.
13 Jun 2019
It has been a month since Siam Theerawut went missing along with two other refugees, Chucheep “Uncle Sanam Luang” Chiwasut and Kritsana Tupthai, after it was reported that they had been arrested in Vietnam and extradited to Thailand on 8 May. So far, neither the Thai nor Vietnamese authorities have disclosed information about the three men’s fate.
3 Jun 2019
Sirawith ‘Ja New’ Serithiwat was assaulted on the night of 2 June at Ratchada Soi 7, near The Street department store. He said at least 5 perpetrators assaulted him with kicks and a wooden stick. Sirawith at the hospital
31 May 2019
(Bangkok, 31 May 2019) – ‘In Asia, we are witnessing more and more human rights defenders being subjected to increasingly severe forms of violations, particularly killings, simply for defending human rights, ’says Sejin Kim, Programme Manager of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), during the launch of their latest report Defending In Numbers: Resistance in the Face of Repression.
23 Sep 2016
FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) and its member organizations in Thailand Union for Civil Liberty (UCL) and Internet Law Reform Dialogue (
7 Mar 2016
A human rights activist from Thailand’s Deep South speaks about her motivation for co-founding a human rights organization, after her own experience of a family member being harassed. Since the start of 2016, she has been repeatedly harassed by the military due to a report, co-written by her, revealing allegations of torture by the state.