Kaeng Krachan

13 Oct 2023
Activists from the Bang Kloi indigenous Karen community have filed a petition with two House Committees calling for the authorities to drop encroachment charges against community members who tried to return to their ancestral land in the Kaeng Krachan Forest, from where they were forcibly evacuated.
29 Sep 2023
Following the acquittal of four park officials charged for the abduction and murder of indigenous rights activist Porlajee "Billy" Rakchongcharoen, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) issue a statement calling on the Thai authorities to ensure that there is continuous effective investigation to determine definitively the fate of Billy and deliver justice to his family.
28 Sep 2023
The Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases has dismissed murder charges against four national park officials charged for the alleged abduction and murder of indigenous rights activist Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen, citing insufficient evidence.
27 Sep 2023
Ahead of tomorrow (28 September)'s verdict for four national park officials charged for the enforced disappearance and murder of indigenous rights activist Porlajee "Billy" Rakchongcharoen, Amnesty International Thailand calls on the Thai authorities to hold to account those responsible for Porlajee's murder.
24 Aug 2023
Three years after a group of villagers from the Bang Kloi indigenous Karen community were prosecuted for returning to their ancestral land in the Kaeng Krachan forest, the community is calling on the new government to help them return to the original location of their village at Chai Phaen Din, from which they were evicted over 20 years ago.
1 Jun 2023
Following the death of an indigenous activist from dengue fever, indigenous and community rights groups are demanding that the Ministry of Public Health take responsibility, saying that her death is the result of racial discrimination and negligence by a local hospital.
28 May 2023
Pinnapa Pruksapan, widow of murdered indigenous rights activist Porlajee Rakchongcharoen, has requested that the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) continue to protect her and her family, after the DSI said that they are not important witnesses in Porlajee’s murder trial and will no longer keep them under its protection.
18 Apr 2023
On the 9th anniversary of the disappearance of indigenous rights activist Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen, activists in Bangkok staged a protest to raise awareness about enforced disappearance and to call for reform of the justice system.
10 Jan 2023
Members of the Bang Kloi indigenous community employed as weavers in the local craft centre suffer poor working conditions and are paid less than the minimum wage, say activists from the Save Bang Kloi Coalition. 
10 Nov 2022
Human rights lawyer Waraporn Utairangsee denied allegations by Chaiwat Limlikitaksorn, former Superintendent of Kaeng Krachan National Park, that  her legal representation of Karen people evicted from their long-established community in the park area involved malicious intent.
22 Sep 2022
Activists from the Save Bang Kloi Coalition submitted a petition on Tuesday (20 September) calling for the public prosecutor not to indict 29 members of the Bang Kloi indigenous Karen community charged with encroachment for returning to their ancestral home in the Kaeng Krachan forest in early 2021.
3 Sep 2022
Chaiwat Limlikitaksorn, former Superintendent of Kaeng Krachan National Park, has filed a perjury complaint against human rights lawyer Waraporn Utairangsee, who was the legal representative for the Bang Kloi Indigenous Karen community and its spiritual leader Ko-i Meemi.

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