Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR)

5 Jun 2015
The Thai military government’s last minute shutdown of a panel discussion on human rights is a blatant attempt to silence criticism in violation of Thailand’s international legal obligations, Amnesty International said. The event, a report launch by the NGO Thai Lawyers for Human Rights, on human rights violations in the year since the 2014 military coup, was today cancelled by Thai authorities at the last minute. Media reports said that authorities claimed the event was “likely to cause disturbance”.
5 Jun 2015
4 June 2015 - Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) launches a report, “Human Rights One Year After the 2014 Coup: A Judicial Process in Camouflage Under the National Council for Peace and Order.” The report highlights how during the past year, in addition to failing to be a ‘neutral party,’ the military has violated fundamental rights, including the right to freedom of expression.
5 Jun 2015
The Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) plans to launch a report on the situation of human rights one year after the coup in Thailand on 4 June 2015, 18.00, at the Foreign Correspondent Club of Thailand (FCCT). But today (4 June) around noontime, TLHR was informed by the FCCT that the police had approached them asking them to refrain from allowing the event to take place at their venue.
4 Jun 2015
Update: The FCCT has announced that the scheduled event for Thursday tonight, the launch of the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights report on the human rights situation after the coup, has been cancelled on the orders of the NCPO and the police. However, TLHR will still hold a press briefing to clarify why the event was cancelled at 6 pm at the FCCT.     Thai police have pressured the organizers of an event on human rights to cancel it while the organizers remain adamant on going ahead with the original plan. 
23 May 2015
The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has unlawfully seized ruling power from the people on 22 May 2015. 112 decrees have been issued by the NCPO in the past one year including 184 NCPO Orders, 17 Orders by the NCPO’s Head, and 112 Bills have already been deliberated by the National Legislative Assembly (NLA).
23 May 2015
For release on 22 May 2015   Today many students groups gathered to express their political views and opposition to the coup.
22 May 2015
Thai military officers have detained students activists in Isan, Thailand’s Northeast, for holding an anti-junta political activity on the first anniversary of 2014 coup d’état.   At 1:27 pm on Friday, police and military officers arrested and detained seven student activists from the Dao Din group, a student activist group based in Khon Kaen University, in front of Khon Kaen Province’s replica of the Democracy Monument.
22 May 2015
Thailand's park officers arrested four villagers allegedly clearing plots of land in a protected area in northeastern Thailand. According to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), eight officers from the Royal Forest Department (RFD) of the northeastern province of Chaiyaphum arrested four villagers from Kon San Sub-district while the villagers were clearing vegetation in Kok Yao protected area of the province.
15 May 2015
The Thai military claimed the authority under Section 44 of the Interim Constitution to arrest villagers in eastern Thailand who refused to leave an area which the Thai Navy wants to use as a practice ground.   
7 May 2015
Military and police officers came to inspect a seminar about environmental impacts on a disputed oil field in Isan, Thailand’s Northeast.     According to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), about 30 military from Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) and police officers in plainclothes and in uniforms on Tuesday morning came to monitor a public seminar titled ‘EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) Na Moon: the Injustice of Land Based Petroleum in Isan’
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.

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