17 Apr 2020
On the 6th anniversary of the disappearance of Karen community rights activist Porlajee "Billy" Rakchongcharoen, Amnesty International calls on the authorities to ensure that Billy's family learn the truth about what happened to him and that those responsible are brought to justice.
10 Sep 2019
Since the announcement that bones bones found in Kaeng Krachan Dam have been confirmed to be those of Karen environmental activist and community rights defender Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen, who went missing in 2014. Several human rights organizations have since called for the Thai authorities to conduct an investigation into his abduction and murder.
6 Sep 2019
When the bones now confirmed to be that of disappeared Karen activist were discovered in Kaeng Krachan Dam, an oil drum were also found. Prachatai looks back at the history of the "Red Drum," state violence, and the culture of impunity in Thailand.
4 Sep 2019
The announcement that the remains of Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen, a Karen rights activist, have been located, bringing a sad end to years of uncertainty for his family. This development should lead to a renewed focus on identifying the perpetrator(s) of his apparent enforced disappearance and bringing them to justice, said the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and Amnesty International today (4 September).
3 Sep 2019
At 13.00 today, the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) held a press conference to reveal that DNA tests have confirmed that bones found in Kaeng Krachan Dam are those of the missing Karen environmental activist and community rights defender Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen, who disappeared in 2014.
30 Aug 2019
The family of Karen human rights defender Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen, along with a lawyer from the Human Rights Lawyers Association (HRLA) and the Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF), filed a request with the Phetchaburi Provincial Court to have Porlajee declared legally dead on 27 August, says CrCF. Porlajee "Billy" Rackchongcharoen and his family (file)