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By Southeast Asian Human Rights Scholars’ Network |
<p>The Southeast Asian Human Rights Studies Network (SEAHRN), on 15 Oct, expressed its strong disappointment on the actions of the Thai and Vietnamese governments in their refusal to allow a Vietnamese scholar, Mr Vo Van Ai, to travel to Thailand to present a paper at the First International Conference on Human rights in Southeast Asia organized by the SEAHRN on October 14 and 15 in Bangkok.</p>
By Amnesty International |
<p>Thailand must cease invoking the Emergency Decree and the Internal Security Act, as they flout international human rights law and standards, Amnesty International said today. </p> <p>The Emergency Decree and/or the Internal Security Act (ISA) were first invoked outside of Thailand&rsquo;s southern regions, which has witnessed ongoing unrest, on 12 April 2009 during anti-government demonstrations.&nbsp;&nbsp; Either the Emergency Decree or ISA has been put into effect by the authorities in parts of Thailand outside the South for almost half the time since then.</p>
By Asian Human Rights Commission |
<p>The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned that Ms. Chiranuch Premchaiporn, director of Prachatai online newspaper, was detained by the immigration police at Suvarnabhumi Airport, in Samutprakarn province near Bangkok, and transferred to Khon Kaen police station, in northeastern Thailand. She has been charged with violating the Computer Crimes Act BE.2550 (2007) and Articles 112 and 116 of the Criminal Code BE.2499 (1956) (section of the code relating to les&egrave; majest&eacute;).</p>
By Asian Human Rights Commission |
<p>Map Ta Phut in Rayong district is a long-standing major industrial and manufacturing area along the eastern seaboard of Thailand. In June 2009, Map Ta Phut villagers and the Stop Global Warming Association sued eight Thai state agencies in relation to the ongoing health and environmental effects caused by heavy industry and manufacturing.</p>
<p>The First International Conference on Human Rights in Southeast Asia will be held on October 14 and 15, 2010 at the Royal River Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.</p> <p>Dr. Sriprapha Petcharamesree, Thailand's Representative to the ASEAN Inter-governmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) comments: &quot;This conference on human rights in Southeast Asia is historic as it challenges the existing norms in Southeast Asia. And it does this by providing a platform to contribute to righting the wrongs.&quot;</p>
By Amnesty International |
<p>On the third anniversary of the violent crackdown on the &ldquo;Saffron Revolution&rdquo;, Amnesty International calls on the Myanmar government to immediately and unconditionally free all political prisoners arrested for their peaceful activism.</p>
By Asian Human Rights Commission |
<p>Friday 24 September 2010, 9.30 am. The Criminal Court is scheduled to read the verdict of Somchai Neelapaijit reached by the Appeal Court.</p> <p><strong>Background</strong></p> <p>After seven months of court hearings into the disappearance of Mr. Somchai from August 2005 onward on the offences regarding coercion and robber, the Bangkok Criminal Court read out the verdict in Black Case no. 1952/2547 and Red Case no. Or 4/2549 on 12 January 2006. In sum, the Court holds that:</p>
By International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) |
<p>Debating Vietnam's human rights record under its ASEAN Chairmanship is more than ever impossible</p> <p>Paris, 12 September 2010: The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand (FCCT) announced today that it has been under pressure by the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs to cancel a press conference on human rights in Vietnam, organized by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR).<br /> &nbsp;</p>
By Reporters Without Borders and International Freedom of Expression eXchange |
<p>(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of Pham Minh Hoang, a blogger with French nationality who teaches mathematics at the Ho Chi Minh City Polytechnic School. He has been held incommunicado since his arrest on 13 August 2010 for allegedly violating article 79 of the criminal code, which refers to attempts to overthrow the government.</p>
<p>Narathiwat Provincial Court has dismissed the case of Imam Yapha Kaseng on the grounds that it is not under its jurisdiction, and told his wife to turn to the military courts instead.&nbsp; However, individuals cannot bring cases to a military court; only the authorities can do so.</p>
By Amnesty International |
<p>Amnesty International is calling on the UN General Assembly to adopt a resolution ensuring the urgent establishment of an international commission of inquiry into serious human rights violations committed in Myanmar, including crimes against humanity and possible war crimes. </p>
By Karen Human Rights Group |
<p>The Burma Army continues to launch deliberate military attacks that target civilians and undermine humanitarian conditions in upland areas of Karen State, according to the Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG), which today released the report Self-protection under strain: Targeting of civilians and local responses in northern Karen State.&nbsp; Drawing on over 212 interviews and 85 field documents submitted by KHRG field researchers since January 2009, the report makes clear that civilians contending with attacks need increased humanitarian support.&nbsp; This support must be designed to strength</p>