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Scholars at Risk (SAR) is concerned about recent human rights violations in Thailand that threaten academic freedom and the higher education sector more generally, including the prosecutions of Professors Anusorn Unno and Charnvit Kasetsiri in apparent connection with their peaceful exercise of the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of association. SAR understands that Professor Anusorn, Coordinator of the Thai Academic Network for Civil Rights and Dean of the Faculty of Sociology and Anthropology at Thammasat University, has been charged with violating
Amnesty International Thailand organised the 2017 Media Awards on Thursday 25th January 2018 at the Sukosol Hotel, Bangkok. The four award categories covered print media, online media, and television. Pornpen Khongkachonkiet, Chair of Amnesty International Thailand, explained that the event was organised out of respect for the role of the media in observing human rights principles and creating human rights awareness in our society.
JAKARTA, Dec 16 – One late afternoon here in the Indonesian capital, Marcella, sitting calmly in a café, asked if she was allowed to smoke. As she lit up a cigarette, the 31-year-old started recounting a harrowing experience she went through one year ago, in December 2016. She had just left her workplace, and was struggling to find transportation to go and meet her friend during that rainy night. Suddenly, a man on a motorcycle offered her a ride.
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Ethnic Karen of Ban Wang Kho, Tambon Tanao Si, Suan Phueng District, vulnerable to forced eviction Government urged to heed cabinet resolution to provide restoration of the livelihoods of ethnic Karen A fact-finding mission to Tanao Si was made on 9 January 2018 by representatives of the Cross-Cultural Foundation (CrCF) and the Karen Network for Culture and Environment.
HANOI, Dec 11 – With a 90-minute live show and three short video clips of three minutes each, Nguyen Hanh, a journalist with Vietnam Multimedia Corporation’s VTC14 television channel, contributed significantly to ensuring justice to the family of a three-year-old girl sexually assaulted by an elderly man in Hanoi. Before, during and after producing these video clips, Ms Hanh obtained the consent of the child and her parents to broadcast these on VTC14.
Photo: Almost all the journalists at a Mar. 15 meeting on child sexual abuse with the Chairwoman of the Vietnamese Women’s Union, Nguyen Thi Thu Ha (standing), are women.
Sulak Sivaraksa Accused of ‘Insulting Monarchy’ in Historical Analysis. Thailand’s military prosecutor should drop the case against a leading scholar for “insulting the monarchy” for his analysis of a 16th-century battle, Human Rights Watch said today.
The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia has called on the Government of Thailand to release and drop charges against all those arrested during a peaceful demonstration against the construction of a 2200 MW coal powered plant in Songkla province, in southern Thailand.
Today, the ICJ and Amnesty International submitted recommendations to the Ministry of Justice that changes be made to a new law under consideration by the Cabinet, in order to bring it in line with Thailand’s international legal obligations. The submission came in response to a request by the Ministry for feedback on the Draft Prevention and Suppression of Torture and Enforced Disappearances Act (‘Draft Act’).