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13 May 2015
Khaosod English: Thai officials say they have uncovered yet another abandoned camp used by human smugglers to detain Rohingya refugees near the Malaysian border, the largest of five sites found in a sweep that started at the beginning of the month.   According to police, the jungle camp is located three kilometers away from the first site found by security officers in Songkhla province on 1 May.
12 May 2015
In May 2014 Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha stated that he wanted “to create an enabling environment that would facilitate the holding of elections” which “ will be free and fair, so that [it] can become a solid foundation for a complete Thai democracy”.   Unfortunately in practice the human rights situation in Thailand is moving in the opposite direction and every action by the military government seems to have the specific purpose of silencing dissent and eliminating any effective opposition.
21 Mar 2015
Press Statement The alleged torture of Criminal Court bomb suspects For immediate release on 21 March 2015   The public statement issued by the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) on 17 March 2015 has elicited gross denials from the authorities. Herewith, TLHR would like to explain to the public that Section 4 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand (Interim), B.E.
5 Mar 2015
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from the Udon Thani Environmental Conservation Group about the intensification of ongoing threats and surveillance of human rights defenders who are members of the group. They have been engaged in a long-standing struggle for community participation in decisions about potash mining in Udon Thani province.
13 Feb 2015
BANGKOK  (13  FEBRUARY  2015)  - The United Nations Human Rights Office for South  East  Asia  (OHCHR) urges the Government to promptly investigate the killing  of  a  land  rights activist in the south of Thailand and increase security measures for the members of his community.   On  11  February, Mr.
6 Feb 2015
The military banned a human rights lawyer from meeting a red-shirt suspect accused of publicising the fake Royal Household statement about King Bhumibol, citing martial law.    The statement, falsely claimed to be from the Bureau of the Royal Household, was distributed on Monday night.
4 Feb 2015
Scores of proposed bills threaten to compound dismantling of human rights protections in post-coup Thailand, including undermining the National Human Rights Commission and other institutions   JAKARTA -- Thailand’s military-appointed institutions have zero democratic legitimacy and should immediately desist from passing new laws and legislation, much of which has serious human rights implications, lawmakers from across Southeast Asia said today.   “The military-appointed, coup-installed legislature has no legitimacy to act on beha
4 Feb 2015
(New York, February 4, 2015) – Thailand’s military-installed Constitution Drafting Committee should scrap a proposal to merge the national human rights commission with the ombudsman’s office, Human Rights Watch said today. The military-appointed constitution drafters’ plan would gut the national human rights agency and pave the way for further repression.
2 Feb 2015
Martial Law and the Military Court: Civil and Political Rights in Thailand (22 May 2014-15 January 2015)   On 2nd Febuary 2015, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) launched a new report, "Martial Law and the Military Court: Civil and Political Rights in Thailand (22 May 2014-15 January 2015)." Following the 22 May 2014 coup, the jurisdiction of the military court system has been extended to civilian cases.
30 Jan 2015
Amnesty International  (AI) Thailand on Thursday announced the 2014 human rights media awards for the Thai media. Prachatai English’s news story received an honourable mention in the online media category. 
20 Jan 2015
Throughout Thai history, state officials, especially police and army officers, who perpetrated torture and enforced disappearances, have never been punished and have never admitted their crimes. This year a bill against the 2 crimes was completed which has been praised by experts. However, under the military junta regime, which itself is a threat to human rights, one must be very sceptical about the bill really being passed into law. 
15 Jan 2015
Khaosod English : Two Thai men have been arrested for allegedly trafficking nearly 400 Rohingya into southern Thailand. 

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