Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR)
1 May 2015
The Military Court granted bail for the first time by temporarily releasing a seven-months pregnant suspect in bombing of the Criminal Court. The Military Court of Bangkok on Thursday afternoon granted bail to Tatchapan Pokkrong, the 19-year-old wife of Yuttana Yenpinyo, one of the suspects in the bomb attack on the Criminal Court in early March. Tatchapan is so far the only suspect in the case to have been granted bail.
16 Apr 2015
Sakon Nakhon Provincial Court has handed jail terms to four villagers accused of encroachment and is putting 29 others on trial on the same charge. According to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), the Provincial Court of Sakon Nakhon in Thailand’s Northeast, in January sentenced four villagers from Ban Chat Rabiap community in Phu Phan District to prison for encroaching on protected areas.
2 Apr 2015
Thai Lawyers for Human Rights’ Fact Sheet The consequences of revocation of Martial Law and the Order of the Head of National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) No. 3/2558 (2015) 1. Martial Law is still imposed in areas which have been under Martial Law prior to 20 May 2015 for instance the southern border provinces; Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, 4 districts in Songkhla, and other border provinces
31 Mar 2015
The military court has granted bail to a man who was accused of distributing anti-junta pamphlets. According to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), the military court in the eastern province of Chonburi on Monday granted 70,000 baht (2,151 USD) bail to Ponlawat Warodomputhikul, a 22-year-old factory worker from Mueang District of eastern Rayong Province.
26 Mar 2015
Internal security officers in northeastern Thailand have filed a lawsuit against a man who allegedly posted a picture on Facebook of the officers trying to evict villagers.
25 Mar 2015
Thai junta ignored the UN inquiry into the torture allegations of Kritsuda Khunasen, a red-shirt political activist who was detained incommunicado for more than 20 days in June 2014.
23 Mar 2015
The military court rejected the bail request of a criminal court bombing suspect who was allegedly tortured by the police under custody. Bangkok’s military court on Monday denied a bail request submitted by Sansern Sriounruen, 54, one of the four criminal court bombing suspects who were reportedly tortured under military detention in early March.
21 Mar 2015
Press Statement The alleged torture of Criminal Court bomb suspects For immediate release on 21 March 2015 The public statement issued by the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) on 17 March 2015 has elicited gross denials from the authorities. Herewith, TLHR would like to explain to the public that Section 4 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand (Interim), B.E.
19 Mar 2015
The Thai police have denied allegations of torture by the Bangkok court bombing suspects, claiming that the suspects did not say anything as such. Meanwhile, human rights lawyers requested to see the medical examination reports of the suspects. Pol Lt Gen Prawut Thavornsiri, spokesperson of the Royal Thai Police, on Thursday dismissed the allegations. “I already asked each of the suspects myself during the medical examination, but no one said anything,” said the police spokesman.
18 Mar 2015
Investigation of alleged torture against suspects of the Criminal Court Bomb urged, Martial Law must be lifted For immediate release on 17 March 2015
16 Mar 2015
The military court refused to detain the four anti-junta activists charged with violating junta’s public gathering ban after the police filed charges against them. The Bangkok’s Military Court at 6.30pm on Monday denied the custody request submitted by the military prosecutor against the four anti-junta activists, reasoning that the four came to report to the police and there is no flight risk.
13 Mar 2015
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Thailand. Description of the situation :