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The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia is concerned with the lack of progress on the investigation of the enforced disappearance of prominent Karen human rights defender Mr Pholachi “Billy” Rakchongcharoen who has been missing for four years. Billy was last seen when he was arrested by Kaengkrachan Park officials on 17 April 2014 for allegedly possessing illegal bottles of wild honey.
JAKARTA, 11 April 2018 — The arrival in Malaysia and Indonesia of boats carrying Rohingya refugees from Myanmar is a worrying potential signal of further regional repercussions of ongoing persecution in Rakhine State, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) warned today. In light of the latest developments, the collective of regional lawmakers reiterated its call for ASEAN leaders to urgently address the root causes of the crisis, which have already driven hundreds of thousands of Rohingya to flee Myanmar. “These boats are a warning sign.
Recently “The Walk for Justice” was organised to support the members of The General Motors Thailand Workers Union who are harassed by the employer. They are moved to work in Ayudhya Province. Their salaries are reduced to only 9,600 baht. All benefits that they were previously given are cut.
On 27 March 2018, the ICJ, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) and Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) made a joint follow-up submission to the UN Human Rights Committee on Thailand’s implementation of the Committee’s prioritized recommendations. On 23 March 2017, during its 119th Session, the Human Rights Committee adopted its concluding observations on the second periodic report of Thailand under article 40 of the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Pursuant to its rules of procedure, the Committee requested T
(BANGKOK, March 19, 2018)—Thailand’s Appeal Court should uphold a lower court’s ruling tomorrow to dismiss a criminal-defamation complaint against the Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS) and four Thai journalists, Fortify Rights said today. Thai mining firm Tungkum Limited filed complaints against Thai PBS and four journalists in November 2015 in response to a news report that inclu
Tariq Ramadan’s allegations of rape and sexual assault have caught the attention of many academic communities worldwide, including in Thailand. We are writing this not with the presumption that he is either guilty or innocent, nor are we to defend him and condemn his complainants. But, we, as a network of Thai Muslim academics and the global citizens are deeply concerned with the way that the French justice has been handling this case: with a double standard of treatment and without a guarantee of fundamental human rights.
Berlin, 7 March 2018 – Ahead of World Day Against Cyber Censorship on March 12th, creative agency DDB Germany and digital production company MediaMonks have created The Uncensored Playlist for Reporters Without Borders Germany (Reporter ohne Grenzen), which uses music as a loophole to share censored news stories in countries where freedom of speech is under attack. Focusing on the cen
Still no justice for Somchai Neelapaijit and countless other victims
Arbitrary Detention Without Lawyer, Review by Judge, Raises Abuse Concerns Aiman Hadeng, chair of the Justice for Peace Network, has been detained in a military camp in T
On 14 February 2018, the Internal Security Operation Command (ISOC) Region 4 filed defamation charges against human rights defender Ismaael Teh in relation to a television show in which the defender recalled the torture he experienced at the hands of Thai soldiers in 2008. (Download Urgent Appeal) On 5 February 2018, on the TV show “Policy by People” which is broadcast on the Thai PBS channel, Ismaael Teh described being tortured by Thai soldiers when he was a student in Yala in 2008.