Thailand: Alleged torture victim denied redress ruling raises questions about Thais' protection against torture
13 Oct 2014
10 Oct 2014
Thai military’s attempt to silence labor activists confirms a deteriorating state of labor rights in Thailand after the coup. On Tuesday, labor union activists revealed that they received phone call from the military who tried to prevent them from holding dialogue with government officials on ‘the World Day of Decent Work’ on Tuesday 7 October.
9 Oct 2014
On 7 September, the Pattani Provincial Court rejected an appeal by Rohima Huseng, who alleged that security officers in Pattani tortured her brother, Hasan Huseng, during interrogation at a detention centre in a military camp in southern Pattani Province.
When junta control universities, metal box becomes symbol of the fight for academic freedom in Thailand
24 Sep 2014
Since the coup d’état on 22 May, the junta has threatened and detained academics and students in many tertiary educational institutions. It even sent soldiers to storm on-going academic seminars and force them to stop. Despite the climate of fear, Thai academics are now protesting against the junta and the suppression of free speech by using a metal box. Yes, a metal box -- or ‘Peep’ in Thai.