17 Sep 2021
Amnesty International calls on the Thai authorities to pass a law which includes definitions of torture and enforced disappearances in full accordance with international law and offers justice to victims, after the Thai parliament voted yesterday (16 September) to approve the first reading of a bill criminalizing torture and enforced disappearance.
16 Sep 2021
A newly-launched book documents the ongoing case of Somsak Chuenchit and his 12-year effort to bring the police officers who tortured his son by beating and suffocating him with plastic bags during an interrogation.
9 Sep 2021
As uncertainty looms over whether a bill to criminalize torture and enforced disappearance will be approved by parliament, friends and relatives of the disappeared rallied on 8 September to demand its immediate passing to put an end to impunity and harassment from the authorities.
7 Sep 2021
After repeated delays over the past 7 years, a bill to criminalize torture and enforced disappearance may be debated in parliament as part of an emergency agenda. Many past cases have involved activities by the authorities which will become illegal if the bill passes.
26 Aug 2021
The Thai authorities should fully and fairly prosecute the police officers responsible for the death of a drug suspect, as well as criminalize torture and establish a process independent of the police that can independently investigate and prosecute police officers for wrongdoing, said Human Rights Watch today (26 August), following the release of a video clip showing Nakhon Sawan police officers torturing and killing 24-year-old Jeerapong Thanapat.
13 May 2020
The Cambodian government’s three-year long “war on drugs” campaign has fuelled a rising tide of human rights abuses, dangerously overfilled detention facilities and led to an alarming public health situation – even more so as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds – while failing in its stated objective of curbing drug use, a new investigative report by Amnesty International published today reveals.
23 Mar 2020
A new investigation by Amnesty International published today exposes how the Thai military routinely subject new conscripts to a barrage of beating, humiliation and sexual abuse that often amounts to torture.
23 Dec 2019
On 20 December 2019, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) submitted recommendations to the Ministry of Justice on the Draft Prevention and Suppression of Torture and Enforced Disappearances Act, scheduled for public consultation between 4 and 31 December 2019.
26 Aug 2019
On Sunday (25 August), the family of Abdullah Isomuso, who was admitted to hospital after being found unconscious in his cell at Ingkhayutthaborihan Military Camp in Pattani, announced that he had died after 35 days in intensive care.
5 Aug 2019
Sumaiya Minka had to spend the night in great anxiety after her husband, Abdullah Isomuso, was detained as a suspect by the security forces on 21 July 2019 after he finished the Maghrib prayer (the prayer after the sunset). He was taken for interrogation to Ingkhayutthaborihan Fort, the largest military installation in the southern border provinces of Thailand. She was later informed that her husband was found unconscious in his cell and was admitted to the ICU.
25 Jul 2019
Abdullah Isomuso, 32, was admitted to the intensive care unit of Pattani Hospital on 21 July after he was found unconscious in his cell at the Ingkhayutthaborihan Military Camp in Pattani.
27 Jun 2019
Today is International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Sadly, torture remains rife in many countries. And more than sixty years after torture was outlawed internationally, gruesome torture equipment is still being openly marketed and traded around the world. At glitzy arms and security fairs, governments can browse stalls selling equipment whose sole purpose is to cause pain and fear. An export ban in the EU has made this trade more difficult in recent years, but there is still no international agreement to ban tools of torture.