Brad Adams

12 Feb 2021
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch concern over the bail denial of the 4 prominent activists as an abuse of the judicial process to silence peaceful critics. 
25 Nov 2014
(New York, November 25, 2014) – Thailand’s military government is severely repressing fundamental rights and freedoms six months after its May 22, 2014 coup, Human Rights Watch said today. The ruling National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has shown no genuine signs of restoring democratic civilian rule.
29 Oct 2014
(New York, October 29, 2014) – The Thai government should immediately investigate and prosecute security personnel found responsible for the killing of an ethnic Malay Muslim child in southern Thailand, Human Rights Watch said today.
22 Aug 2014
Thailand: Junta Leader Named Prime Minister Repression Continues Three Months After Military Coup   AUGUST 22, 2014   (New York) – The appointment of Thailand’s junta leader as prime minister by the military-picked legislature does not advance human rights or a return to democratic rule, Human Rights Watch said today.   On August 21, 2014, the 191-member National Legislative Asse
20 Aug 2014
AUGUST 20, 2014   Thailand: Theater Activists Jailed for Insulting Monarchy Lese Majeste Arrests Increase Since Military Coup   (New York) – The arrest of two activists involved in a play considered by Thai military authorities to be “insulting to the monarchy” shows the decline in freedom of expression in Thailand since the May 22, 2014 coup, Human Rights Watch said today.
5 Aug 2014
Thailand: Investigate Alleged Torture of Activist Junta Dismissive of Kritsuda Khunasen’s Allegations   AUGUST 5, 2014   Thai authorities should immediately and impartially investigate the alleged torture of an opposition activist in military custody, Human Rights Watch said today.
25 Jul 2014
  The Thai military junta should amend the interim constitution it unilaterally promulgated that gives it sweeping powers without accountability or safeguards against human rights violations.   On July 22, 2014, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, the head of the ruling National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), proclaimed the 2014 interim constitution.
9 Jul 2014
20 Aug 2013
End Inhumane Detention, Family Separation of 1,800 Muslims from Burma (Bangkok, August 20, 2013) – Thailand’s government should release ethnic Rohingya from Burma who are detained under inhumane and unsafe conditions, and ensure their protection needs are met, Human Rights Watch said today. On August 13, 2013, the Thai cabinet considered a plan to transfer 1,839 Rohingya who have been held in immigration detention facilities and social welfare shelters across Thailand to refugee camps on the Thai-Burmese border.
24 Jan 2010
BANGKOK, Jan 24 (TNA) -- Defending his government over recent charges by New York-based Human Rights Watch that Thailand violated several human rights principles last year, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said Sunday that some information in the NGO’s report might contain inaccuracies. 
24 Jan 2010
This was a  busy week on the frontlines of personal freedom, particularly in regards to free speech. Tying together several key events were government’s increasingly sophisticated restrictions on our human rights, and the efforts to push them back. For obvious reasons, freedom of speech is dear to this writer, and this week’s post addresses the past week’s developments.
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