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By Human Rights Watch |
<div><a href="">Thai</a> authorities should immediately and transparently investigate the shooting death of a teenage ethnic Lahu activist who had been detained by the military, Human Rights Watch said today. </div>
<div>Fully armed soldiers guarded state electricity executives during their visit to a controversial coal-fired power plant project in Thailand’s restive Deep South amid opposition from the local community.</div> <p>On Wednesday, 13 July 2016, armed troops and Humvees were sent to guard executives of the state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) during their visit to the site of a coal-fired power plant project in Thepha District, Songkhla Province.</p>
<div> <div>An army corporal has died of heatstroke after his commander ordered him as a punishment to run 7.5 kilometres without lunch, plus 20 sets of burpees, despite the intense heat of the day. </div></div>
<p>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. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
<p>The military sent police officers to interrogate a university lecturer suspected of hanging an anti-junta banner.</p> <p>Two police officers came to Mahasarakham University in the northeastern province of Maha Sarakham at around 5 pm on Thursday to interrogate Vinai Poncharoen, a lecturer at the Political Science Faculty of the university, at his office after he posted a picture of an anti-junta banner with the message “Down with dictatorship, democracy will triumph” on his Facebook page on Wednesday.</p>
<p>The military forced a public seminar on martial law in northern Thailand to be cancelled due to its sensitive political content. &nbsp;</p> <p>Military officers from the 3rd Army in the northern province of Chiang Mai on Wednesday contacted the organizers of a public seminar entitled “Directions of Civil Society Organisations under the National Council of Peace and Order (NCPO)” to cancel the seminar.</p> <p>The military claimed that they are concerned because the seminar was related to the political situation under the junta’s NCPO as the seminar title suggested.</p>
By Human Rights Watch |
<p dir="ltr">(New York, January 29, 2015) –<a href=";RE=MC&amp;RI=4432086&amp;Preview=False&amp;DistributionActionID=71405&amp;Action=Follow+Link"> Thailand</a>’s military government has severely repressed fundamental rights and freedoms since the May 22, 2014 coup, Human Rights Watch said today in its <a href=";RE=MC&amp;RI=4432086&amp;Preview=False&amp;DistributionActionID=71404&amp;Action=Follow+Link">World Re</a></p>
By Thaweeporn Kummetha |
<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Thai Army issued an order under Martial Law at around 8 pm on Tuesday, prohibiting media from interviewing anyone other than current civil servants, which may “bring about conflict, distortion (of fact), and cause confusion to society, which may lead to violence.”</div> <div> </div>