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By Prachatai |
<p>On 5 November, a group of activists who have formerly been detained at the Central Women Correctional Institution gathered to protest against human rights violations inside the women&rsquo;s prison.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p><a href="">ARTICLE 19</a> and <a href="">Human Rights Watch (HRW)</a> have issued statements following the announcement of <a href="">emergency measures</a> by the Thai government yesterday (26 March), raising concern over how these measures may threaten freedom of expression and access to information.</p>
By Human Rights Watch |
<p><a href="">Thai</a>&nbsp;authorities should immediately drop all politically motivated charges against opposition leaders and pro-democracy activists who held peaceful rallies in Bangkok and other Thai provinces, Human Rights Watch said today (18 December).&nbsp;</p>
By May Barth |
<div>The decision by the junta’s lawmakers to drop consideration of a bill on torture and enforced disappearance is largely seen as a major setback by civil society organisations and victims’ families who are calling for answers and justifications.&nbsp;</div> <div> </div>
By Kornkritch Somjittranukit |
<div>While the ruling junta is showing its commitment to human rights principle at the UN’s ICCPR review in Geneva, NGO workers said the such superficial commitment is just to avoid further humiliation from international communities. &nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Between 13 and 14 March 2016, Thailand sent 46 delegates to attend <a href=";LangID=E">the second periodic report</a> on implementation of the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). </div>
By Amnesty International and ICJ |
<div><img alt="" src="" /></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Amnesty International and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) regret the decision of Thailand’ National Legislative Assembly (NLA) to further delay the passage of essential legislation criminalizing torture and enforced disappearances. </div>
<p>&nbsp;<a href="">Thailand’s</a>&nbsp;state Mahidol University should drop a disciplinary investigation against academics who criticized the Thai military junta, Human Rights Watch said today. The action is being carried out against staff members of the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP), Southeast Asia’s longest-running graduate degree program in human rights studies.</p>
<p>Withdrawing an earlier ruling, a district court has sentenced a prominent anti-junta activist to two months in prison with the jail term suspended for one year.</p> <p>On 19 December 2016, Pathumwan District Court of Bangkok read the verdict of the Court of First Instance for Apichat Pongsawat, a 27-year-old prominent anti-junta activist.</p> <p>The court sentenced Apichat to two months in prison and a 6,000 baht fine for violating the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Head’s Order No. 3/2015 and Article 215 of the Criminal Code.</p>
By Amnesty International |
<p dir="ltr">When the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) announced the “3 part road map” in June 2014, it indicated that restrictions on rights put in place following the 22 May 2014 coup would be temporary. In the immediate aftermath of the coup, and on several occasions since, Amnesty International has raised concerns that - even as temporary measures - many of these restrictions amount to human rights violations and as such are unacceptable.</p>
<p>Activists calling for a probe into the Rajabhakti Park scandals have submitted complaints to the UN and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) while another well-known anti-junta activist said that he will sue authorities for violating basic rights. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Sirawit Serithiwat (aka. Ja New), a well-known anti-junta student activist, and other activists from New Democracy Movement, on Wednesday afternoon, 23 December 2015, submitted a complaint to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), accusing the authorities of violating human rights.</p>
By Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) |
<p>The Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) plans to launch a report on the situation of human rights one year after the coup in Thailand on 4 June 2015, 18.00, at the Foreign Correspondent Club of Thailand (FCCT). But today (4 June) around noontime, TLHR was informed by the FCCT that the police had approached them asking them to refrain from allowing the event to take place at their venue.</p>