political refugee

8 Jun 2021
A year after the disappearance of Thai activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit, his family still waits for justice while official investigations seem to have stalled. 
4 Jun 2021
Prachatai speaks to Sitanun Satsaksit, sister of missing activist in exile Wanchalearm Satsaksit, about the progress in her brother's case, and how her life has changed since she made the decision to do everything she can to find and call for justice for her brother.
4 Jun 2021
 A year after Wanchalearm Satsaksit vanished, authorities say there is no proof he was abducted in Phnom Penh. A joint investigation reveals details of the Thai dissident’s escape from Thailand, life in exile in Cambodia and the last days before he disappeared.
4 Jun 2021
The Thai and Cambodian authorities have failed to investigate the disappearance of Thai activist in exile Wanchalearm Satsaksit, who was abducted from his residence in Phnom Penh on 4 June 2020, says Human Rights Watch. 
27 Mar 2021
Sitanan Satsaksit, sister of missing Thai activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit, testified to the Department of Special Investigation on 25 March on her brother's disappearance and said she has evidence of her brother being in Cambodia before he went missing. 
14 Dec 2020
Two years after the disappearance of three Thai activists in exile in Laos, their families wait for answers as no progress has been made in the investigation.
19 Jul 2020
The Cambodian authorities have denied any knowledge about the disappearance of Thai activist in exile Wanchalearm Satsaksit, claiming that Wanchalearm did not make any further visa renewal request after his visa expired on 31 December 2017, and that no Cambodian agencies have any additional information about his disappearance other than what has appeared in news reports.
9 Jul 2020
The family of missing activist in exile Wanchalearm Satsaksit has filed a complaint with the Cambodian authorities calling for legal proceedings against the group of armed people who abducted Wanchalearm.
4 Jun 2020
Wanchalearm Satsaksit, a Thai political activist in exile in Phnom Penh was allegedly kidnapped from in front of his condominium in the evening of 4 June.
3 Oct 2019
UN human rights experts have expressed serious concerns about the disappearance of a prominent Lao human rights defender, Od Sayavong, who went missing in Thailand just months after meeting a UN special rapporteur.
14 Sep 2019
Kanya Theerawut, mother of missing political refugee Siam Theerawut, said at the ASEAN Peoples’ Forum (APF) on Thursday (12 September) that the Rights and Liberties Protection Department (RLPD) told her not to take her son’s case to the UN, as it could ruin the country’s image. 
9 Sep 2019
Thai authorities should urgently investigate the apparent enforced disappearance of Od Sayavong, a refugee from Laos and prominent critic of the Lao government, Human Rights Watch said today (7 September). Od, 34, was last seen at his house in Bangkok’s Bueng Kum district on August 26, 2019.

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