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<div>The professional membership of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand is concerned by any official measures taken by the Thai government that may impede freedom of reporting.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The guidelines published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) today formalise more restrictive criteria for the approval of media visas, and some of these have already been applied in recent months.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Some long-standing foreign journalists, particularly photographers, have been rejected after many years of reporting from Thailand, and this is </div>
By United Nations Human Rights Office for South East Asia |
<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>BANGKOK &nbsp;(3 &nbsp;September &nbsp;2014) &nbsp;--- The United Nations Human Rights Office for South &nbsp; East &nbsp; Asia &nbsp; (OHCHR) &nbsp; is &nbsp;seriously &nbsp;concerned &nbsp;about &nbsp;increasing restrictions &nbsp;on &nbsp;human &nbsp;rights &nbsp;defenders &nbsp;in &nbsp;exercising &nbsp;their rights to peaceful assembly and expression in Thailand.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On &nbsp; Tuesday, &nbsp; Thai &nbsp;Lawyers &nbsp;for &nbsp;Human &nbsp;Rights, &nbsp;a &nbsp;local &nbsp;human &nbsp;rights organization, &nbsp;announced the cancellation of an e </div>
<div><strong>A Statement from Thai Lawyers for Human Rights forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) in collaboration with Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) and Amnesty International Thailand was planning to organize a presentation of report on the situation of human rights “Access to Justice in Thailand: Currently Unavailable Human Rights Situation 100 Days after the Coup” today. </div>
<p>On 30 March, Pol Sub-Lt Pongniwat Yutthaphanboriban, Director-General of the Office of Criminal Litigation of the Office of Attorney General, said that the public prosecutor had decided not to indict Jakraphob Penkair on l&egrave;se majest&eacute; charges since Sept last year.</p>
By Pravit Rojanaphruk, The Nation |
<p>Insisting that red-shirt protesters abide by the principles of non-violence may not be enough to prevent them from &quot;being crushed by the Army&quot;, Thammasat University historian Thanet Aphornsuvan warned yesterday.</p>
By Pravit Rojanaphruk, The Nation |
<p>Marwaan Macan-Markar, president of the Foreign Correspondents Club of&nbsp;Thailand, has denied being forced by the government to withdraw&nbsp;permission for the red shirts to hold a symposium at the clubhouse.</p>
<p>Luksna Kornsilpa has sent a press release plus an article in Thai and English to the press today. &nbsp;According to the press release, more charges are to be filed against many people including police and state attorney for malfeasance. &nbsp;Besides Thaksin and his cronies, those who will sign the petition to the King will be charged as well.</p>
By Pravit Rojanaphruk, The Nation |
<p>For the first time in its five-decade history, the whole board of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand (FCCT) has been accused of committing lese majeste, a crime with a maximum jail sentence of 15 years.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p><span>On April 18, </span><span>Pol Lt Col Wattanasak Mungkitjakarndee presented further documents to the Police Crime Suppression Division (CSD) to corroborate the l&egrave;se majest&eacute; allegations he had previously made against BBC's Asia-Pacific correspondent Jonathan Head, and said that he believed there was a conspiracy.</span></p>
By Prachatai |
<p><span>10 April 2008 &ndash;Associated Press reported progress in the case of Jonathan Head, BBC&rsquo;s Asia-Pacific reporter who has been charged with l&egrave;se majest&eacute; under article 112 of the Criminal Code. The charge arises from his role as moderator of a seminar entitled &ldquo;Coup, Capital and Crown&rdquo; at the Foreign Correspondents&rsquo; Club of Thailand (FCCT) on 13 December 2007. A representative of the international news broadcasting company said it is aware of the case and will find a solution as soon as possible.</span></p>