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By Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) |
Following the death in detention of activist Netiporn "Bung" Sanesangkhom while she was on a hunger strike to call for judicial system reform and the release of political dissidents, five human rights organizations issued a joint statement calling for the Thai authorities to conduct an independent and credible investigation into her death, release political prisoners held in pre-trial detention, and support the proposed amnesty bill for those facing political prosecution.
By Front Line Defenders |
<div>Over two weeks since he was last seen, on 16 April 2016, the whereabouts of Mr Den Kamlae remain unknown. The human rights defender was last seen entering a forest close to his home in the Khok Yao community to collect food. </div>
By Front Line Defenders |
<p align="JUSTIFY">On 8 April 2016, human rights defender Mr&nbsp;<strong>Supoj Kansong</strong>&nbsp;was seriously injured outside Khong Sai Pattana community, Chai Buri district, Surat Thani province as a result of gunshots fired by an unidentified man.</p>
By Front Line Defenders |
<div> <div id=":16t" tabindex="-1">24 February 2016</div> <div id=":15f"> <div id=":15g"> <p align="CENTER"><strong>Harassment</strong><strong>&nbsp;of human rights defender&nbsp;</strong><strong>Anchana Heemmina</strong></p> <p align="JUSTIFY">On 19 February 2016, a group of ten men claiming to be border police officers came to the house of human rights defender Ms&nbsp;<strong>Anchana Heemmina</strong>&nbsp;in the Songkhla province of southern Thailand and questioned and photographed the human rights defender's mother without presenting a warrant.</p> </div></div></div>
By Front Line Defenders |
<p>On 2 February 2016, human rights defender Ms&nbsp;<strong>Sirikan Charoensiri</strong>&nbsp;received a summons ordering her to report to Chanasongkram Police Station in Bangkok on&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_1334993938" tabindex="0">9 February 2016</span>. The human rights defender is accused of making a false police report and refusing to comply with an order of a competent official.</p>
By Sayeed Ahmad |
<div>The brutal crackdown on a student led protest against the provisions of the new National Education Law was just the latest attempt by the government of Myanmar to keep control of the political reform process and the pre-election agenda that threatens to escape their iron grip. Students are protesting against the establishment of an Education Council which would control the curriculum without any consultation with or participation by students.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The response of the international community, and in particular the EU, has been extremely weak. </div>
By Mary Lawlor |
<div>The world is aghast at the fact that up to 8000 members of the Rohingya people of Myanmar have ended up adrift in leaky overcrowded boats having to fight for food and being forced to drink their own urine. They have been shipped from port to port while the governments of Thailand, Malaysia and Bangladesh argue over who is responsible for them and the government of Myanmar acts as if the problem is nothing to do with it. The real scandal is that almost 1 million people can be denied their right to citizenship in Myanmar and held in what are effectively prison camps under armed guard. </div>
By Sayeed Ahmad |
<div>In May 2014 Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha stated that he wanted “to create an enabling environment that would facilitate the holding of elections” which “ will be free and fair, so that [it] can become a solid foundation for a complete Thai democracy”.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Unfortunately in practice the human rights situation in Thailand is moving in the opposite direction and every action by the military government seems to have the specific purpose of silencing dissent and eliminating any effective opposition. </div>
By Front Line Defenders |
<div title="Page 1"> <div> <p>On 2 May 2015, the detention of human rights defender Mr Muhammad Yaki Salae was extended by emergency decree. The human rights defender was originally arrested on 24 April 2015. He faces up to 30 days in confinement.</p> </div></div>
<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Front Line Defenders</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/files/images/cases/protest_thailand.jpg" /></p> <p><span>A demonstration organized by the Souhtern Peasants' Federation of Thailand last year (Photo curtesy of </span><a href="http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/24231"><span>Front Line Defenders</span></a><span>)</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
By Front Line Defenders |
<p>On the evening of 28 September 2013, human rights defender and migrant rights activist Mr Andy Hall went to Bangkok's Bang Na Police Station to hear an additional complaint lodged against him by Natural Fruit Company Limited. Andy Hall is a human rights defender working to defend migrant workers' rights in Thailand.</p> <p></p>