Human Rights Watch (HRW)
21 Jan 2023
Thai authorities should immediately drop the charges and release two democracy activists detained for criticizing the monarchy, Human Rights Watch said on Friday (20 January).
16 Nov 2022
Human Rights Watch (HRW) called upon Vietnamese authorities to immediately release the outspoken commentator Bui Van Thuan and drop the politically motivated charges against him, Human Rights Watch said today (16 November). The People’s Court of Thanh Hoa province has scheduled his criminal trial for November 17, 2022.
21 Jul 2022
Most of Indonesia’s provinces and dozens of cities and regencies impose discriminatory and abusive dress codes on women and girls, Human Rights Watch said on 21 July. The harmful impact of these regulations is evident in the personal accounts of Indonesian women – as schoolgirls, teachers, doctors, and the like.
19 Jul 2022
Thai authorities should immediately drop the charges and release pro-democracy activists detained for insulting the monarchy (lese majeste), Human Rights Watch said today (19 July).
16 Jun 2022
In a petition submitted to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, representatives from several civil society organisations have demanded that the Thai government stop returning Uyghur refugees to China and arrange for their relocation to safe-haven countries.
23 May 2022
Thai authorities should immediately drop the charges and release pro-democracy activists detained for insulting the monarchy, Human Rights Watch said today (23 May). Tantawan “Tawan” Tuatulanon, who has been on a hunger strike since April 20, 2022, to protest her pre-trial detention, should be transferred to a hospital for urgent medical supervision.
12 May 2022
65 human rights organizations published an open letter addressed to US President Joe Biden on the new non-profit organization (NPO) bill, saying that the bill threatens Thai civil society and calling on the US to press the Thai authorities to immediately withdraw the bill.
16 Dec 2021
Transgender people in Thailand have no route to legal recognition of their gender identity, making them vulnerable to various forms of discrimination, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today with the Thai Transgender Alliance.
12 Nov 2021
On 9 November 2021, Thai immigration officials forcibly returned two Cambodian refugees, putting them at risk of unfair trials in Cambodia, said Human Rights Watch.
4 Nov 2021
The Thai authorities should promptly and impartially investigate the alleged police torture of two pro-democracy activists in Bangkok and hold those responsible to account, Human Rights Watch said yesterday (3 November).
26 Aug 2021
The Thai authorities should fully and fairly prosecute the police officers responsible for the death of a drug suspect, as well as criminalize torture and establish a process independent of the police that can independently investigate and prosecute police officers for wrongdoing, said Human Rights Watch today (26 August), following the release of a video clip showing Nakhon Sawan police officers torturing and killing 24-year-old Jeerapong Thanapat.
13 May 2021
The Chiang Mai Provincial Court has postponed the trial of 3 journalists and 2 associates of the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) who were arrested for illegal entry. Civil society has raised concerns over their wellbeing if they are deported.