28 Sep 2016
Thailand: Torture victims must be heard
18 Sep 2016
A physical theatre piece marking the 40th anniversary of 6 October has opened in Bangkok, exploring the mob mentality that sustained the event’s violence.
5 Sep 2016
Human rights workers have argued ‘wars on drugs’ in Asia are feeding into dangerous international norms of impunity, drawing parallels between a campaign launched by former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and that of current Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. At a panel hosted at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) on Wednesday, 31 August 2016, experts voiced concern over the explicitness with which Duterte has flouted international law to enact a wave of extrajudicial killings of drug traffickers in the Philippines.
2 Sep 2016
A Thai court has ordered the Prime Minister's Office to compensate the family of a Muslim teenager summarily killed by security forces in 2012. However, no security personnel have been prosecuted. The Administrative Court in the southern province of Songkhla on Wednesday, 2 August 2016, ordered the Prime Minister's Office to pay the Mama family 825,500 baht in compensation for the life of their late son, Furakon Mama, the Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) reported.
31 May 2016
The Civil Court has dismissed a case filed against the Defence Ministry, the Royal Thai Army and the Prime Minister's Office over the death of a Karen private who was allegedly tortured in a military base shortly before his death.
8 Apr 2016
The army officer commanding the 6 soldiers who beat to death an army recruit in the Deep South was promoted to his post despite the fact that he was involved in the fatal torture of a Deep South insurgent suspect in 2012.
8 Feb 2016
The Administrative Court of Thailand has acquitted National Park authorities accused of burning down the houses of a Karen ethnic minority village in an attempt to evict them, saying that the Karen encroached into protected areas. According to the Daily News, the Central Administrative Court at 10 am on Monday, 8 February 2016, acquitted the Department of National Parks and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of malfeasance charges.
25 Aug 2015
A Thai court’s award of damages for the fatal torture of a Muslim detainee highlights the government’s failure to prosecute soldiers who commit grave abuses in Thailand’s troubled deep south border provinces, Human Rights Watch said today. The case is a critical test of Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha’s vow to bring justice to Thailand’s restive southern border provinces.
2 Jun 2015
Deeply concerned by the frequency of acts of violence in many parts of the world against media professionals in armed conflict, the United Nations Security Council today adopted a resolution condemning all violations and abuses committed against journalists and strongly deploring impunity for such acts.
30 Oct 2014
Journalists from Myanmar, Indonesia and Malaysia have attended a security workshop by the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA), held before their trip to the Philippines, which is considered the most dangerous place in the region for reporters. SEAPA held a workshop on working in dangerous areas in the region for journalists who were awarded fellowships to produce in-depth reports on press freedom, media harassment and impunity.
27 Nov 2013
Bangkok, 27 November - The Third Committee of the United Nations General assembly on 26 November passed a resolution on the safety or journalists and the issue of impunity, among others setting 2 November as the “International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.”
23 Nov 2013
BANGKOK, 23 November - The Philippines and Vietnam are again at the top of countries of concern related to the continuing problem of impunity in Southeast Asia, says the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) as they marked today the International Day To End Impunity.