30 Jun 2015
A red-shirt suspect in the March Criminal Court bombing has condemned the police’s dismissal of his torture allegations as “unfair and unlawful.” Sansern Sriounruen, a red-shirt accused of involvement in the 7 March Criminal Court bombing, was captured and held in military detention under martial law in early March.
29 Jun 2015
Experts say torture will cause problems for society if people are not aware that it exists and what it will lead to. It is therefore the duty of the media to make society aware of torture. On Wednesday 24 June, the Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF), Amnesty International Thailand and the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology of Silpakorn University organized a public forum on Media and Torture Prevention at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), Siam Square, Bangkok.
26 Jun 2015
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has over the past 15 years documented close to 3,000 cases of torture from Asia.
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.
4 Apr 2015
(New York, April 4, 2015) – Thai military authorities should immediately confirm the location of 17 student activists who were arbitrarily arrested on April 2, 2015, in Thailand’s southern Narathiwat province, Human Rights Watch said today. The activists should be freed unless they have been charged by a judge with a credible offense.
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.
23 Mar 2015
Amnesty International has called on its members around the world to send letters to the Thai authorities to voice concerns over the alleged torture of suspects in the Bangkok court bombing case. The London-based organization called for the letters to be sent to the Thai Army Chief and the Thai Police Chief. The International Secretariat of Amnesty International, based in London, issued the call on 20 March. It says two suspects, Surapon Eamsuwan and Wasu Eamla-au, were in danger of ill treatment and torture.
20 Mar 2015
After Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged the Thai authorities to investigate the alleged torture of the criminal court bombing suspects, a conservative Thai news website mocked the rights group with a satirical cartoon, suggesting that the military should let a militant group attack the HRW office.
19 Mar 2015
A bomb exploded inside the compound of the Bangkok Criminal Court on 7 March 2015 and nine suspects have been arrested so far. Today, 17 March 2015, the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) has received complaints from four of the suspects in this case including Mr. Sansern Sriounruen, Mr. Chanwit Chariyanukul, Mr. Norapat Luephon, and Mr. Wichai Yusuk.
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.
19 Mar 2015
(New York, March 19, 2015) – Thai authorities should promptly and impartially investigate the alleged torture of suspects while they were held incommunicado in military custody, Human Rights Watch said today.