NCPO Order No. 13/2016
14 Sep 2016
Human rights advocates have attributed the junta’s recent order to cease trials of national security crimes in military courts to international pressure and the incapacity of military courts themselves, rather than the junta’s commitment to human rights. NCPO Head Order No.
12 Sep 2016
The junta has issued an order abolishing military court trials of civilians who commit crimes against national security, including sedition and lèse majesté cases. On 12 September 2016, the junta’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Head Order No. 55/2016 was published in the Royal Gazette.
31 May 2016
The Thai military have summoned former Members of Parliament (MPs) from the Pheu Thai Party in Isan, Thailand’s northeast, for a discussion after their names appeared on the junta’s list of ‘influential figures’.
12 May 2016
Thai military detained political dissidents associated with the anti-establishment red shirt and raided their houses together with Pheu Thai politicians in a campaign to crackdown on mafia. A combined military and police force on Thursday morning, 12 May 2016, raided at least a dozen of houses in the central provinces of Samut Prakan and Chachoengsao in a campaign called ‘Cleaning Pak-nam, Getting rid of Influential Figures’ to crackdown on mafia.
12 May 2016
The Thai military have reportedly abducted a cameraman and another individual in the central province of Samut Prakan after attempting to break into the house of a Pheu Thai Party politician earlier this morning.
5 May 2016
Thai academics have urged the UN to investigate human rights abuses as the Thai junta increases its crackdown on political dissidents ahead of the referendum on the draft constitution. The BBC Thai reported that 12 academics from leading universities in Thailand on Thursday, 5 May 2016, submitted a letter to the UN, urging the UN human rights office to investigate the increasing violations and abuses of human rights done by the Thai authorities.
4 May 2016
Thai human rights are in free fall; the ruling junta perceives human rights as a threat to national security. NCPO Order No. 13/2016 is the junta’s attempt to establish a full military regime, says Sunai Phasuk, advisor to Human Rights Watch Thailand.
19 Apr 2016
Since March 2016, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has embarked on the crackdown of influential people without any supporting legal provisions. Until on 29 March 2016, it has issued the Order of the Head of NCPO no.13/2016 to support the policy. In essence, the new order bestows on the appointed competent officials the power to arrest a person who commits a flagrant offence.
5 Apr 2016
(Bangkok, 5 April 2016) - Thailand must immediately revoke National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Order 13/2016 which confers sweeping powers on the Royal Thai Armed Forces in contravention of human rights and the rule of law, said the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Human Rights Watch (HRW), Amnesty International (AI), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights), and Fortify Rights (FR), today.
3 Apr 2016
On the first anniversary of the lifting of martial law in Thailand, and as officials announced they will hold political re-education courses in army camps for government critics, Amnesty International calls on Thai authorities to lift the “virtual” martial law powers it has granted to the military in decrees that restrict human rights to the further detriment of the rule of law in the country.
31 Mar 2016
The Thai military summoned a key leader of a group campaigning against a waste-fired power plant for a discussion, saying that he is on the list of ‘influential figures’. Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) reported that on Wednesday, 30 March 2016, military officers released Taweesak Inkwang, a key leader of a campaign against a waste-fired power plant in Chiang Rak Yai Subdistrict in the central province of Pathum Thani, after hours of discussion.