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By Sarayut Tangprasert, Yiamyut Sutthichaya |
<p>A Thai national living in exile alleges that he was subject to beatings, suffocation, mock drowning, and execution threats during a 28 day detention by the military junta detention in 2014. The episode left him with psychological trauma and no place to live in Thailand.</p>
<p>Thai junta ignored the UN inquiry into the torture allegations of Kritsuda Khunasen, a red-shirt political activist who was detained incommunicado for more than 20 days in June 2014. &nbsp;</p>
<p>Four of nine suspects in a case related to explosions in Bangkok said they faced torture and ill-treatment during military detention in March. The torture methods included&nbsp;beatings and electric shocks.</p> <p>Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR)&nbsp;<a href="">called</a>&nbsp;for an independent investigation into the torture complaints from four suspects in a case related to explosions at the Bangkok Criminal Court and Siam Square and planned explosions in other locations in Bangkok.</p>
<div>The accounts of torture include electric shocks to the genitals, suffocation, continuous beatings all night, and detention in a hole in the ground, while the hole was being filled.&nbsp;</div> <div> </div>
<div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div>Thai police on Thursday said that they had arrested five red shirts suspected of being “men in black” who allegedly attacked the military near the Democracy Monument in April 2010, resulting in 26 civilian and military deaths. </div></div></div>
By Human Rights Watch |
<div> <div><strong>Thailand: Junta Leader Named Prime Minister</strong></div> <div><strong>Repression Continues Three Months After Military Coup</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>AUGUST 22, 2014</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div>(New York) – The appointment of Thailand’s junta leader as prime minister by the military-picked legislature does not advance human rights or a return to democratic rule, Human Rights Watch said today.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On August 21, 2014, the 191-member National Legislative Asse </div>
By Harrison George |
<p>It’s not listed in any of the human rights documents that the UN comes out with but let’s credit Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha with the Right to Ignorance.</p> <p>So they arrest this Kritsuda woman on 27 May under martial law.&nbsp; After 7 days she fails to re-emerge, no one knows where she is, and then on 17 June her name appears on one of the NCPO’s ‘see me in my office tomorrow morning or else’ lists.&nbsp; This was a bit perplexing since as far as anyone knew, she was still in the custody of the military.&nbsp; How can you report to them when they’re holding you incommunicado?&nbsp;</p>
By Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) |
<div>9 August 2014</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span>In two video clips released to the public on 2 and 3 August 2014, Kritsuda Khunasaen, who was arbitrarily detained by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), detailed her experience while in detention. She described a range of forms of both mental and physical torture. </span></div>
<div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The military have refused to disclose the whereabouts of a red-shirt supporter who has been detained for 13 days, and say he wants to continue his stay in a military camp.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On Friday, lawyers from the <a href="">Thai Lawyers for Human Rights</a>, a network of human rights lawyers, met the police and the military to ask for information regarding Yongyuth Boondee, aka “Daeng Shinjang,” because he has been detained for longer than seven days -- the period allowed under martial law. </div></div>
<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thailand’s Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) has blocked access to two Prachatai English news stories on the alleged torture of red-shirt activist Kritsuda Khunasen, without giving any explanation to the online news outlet. </div>
<div> <div>05 August 2014</div> <div><strong>Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights </strong>: Ravina Shamdasani</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Location:</strong> Geneva</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Subject: </strong>Thailand</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>We have been very concerned by the methods of arrest and detention of politicians, activists, academics and journalists following the military coup in Thailand in May this year.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Since 22 May 2014, more than 700 individuals have been summoned and arreste </div>
<div><strong>Thailand: Investigate Alleged Torture of Activist</strong></div> <div> <div><strong>Junta Dismissive of Kritsuda Khunasen’s Allegations</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>AUGUST 5, 2014</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thai authorities should immediately and impartially investigate the alleged torture of an opposition activist in military custody, Human Rights Watch said today. </div>