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<div>BANGKOK (24 November 2015) – The United Nations Human Rights Office for South-East Asia (OHCHR) calls for the immediate closure of a Bangkok military detention facility where two inmates died over the past month, and urges the Thai Government to include independent experts to join an investigation into the cases.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>OHCHR alsocalls on the Government to stop using military facilities to hold civilian detainees.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On 11September, the Ministry of Justice issued an order designating the 11 th Military Circle as a temporary remand centre t </div>
By Thai Lawyers for Human Rights |
<div>The establishment of temporary remand facility in Nakhon Chaisri and the transfer of two suspects in the Erawan bombing to the temporary remand facility make the detention facility unaccountable and the suspects have no guarantee of their rights&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On 11 September 2015, the Ministry of Justice issued the Ministry of Justice Regulation no. </div>
By Thai Lawyers for Human Rights |
<p>The military officials have held in custody Mr. Pichai Naripthaphan on 8 September 2015, and Mr. Karoon Hosakul on 10 September 2015. To this, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, Head of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), told the press that the detention of the two persons was relating to their outspoken critique of the government’s performance. Of late, a senior reporter of&nbsp;<em>The Nation</em>, Mr. Pravit Rojanaphruk, has been deprived of his liberty as well on 13 September 2015.</p>
<p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-cdd970bd-49da-310d-eb0d-943b2c14041a">The military court rejected the bail request of a criminal court bombing suspect who was allegedly tortured by the police under custody.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-cdd970bd-49da-310d-eb0d-943b2c14041a">Bangkok’s military court on Monday denied a bail request submitted by Sansern Sriounruen, 54, one of the four criminal court bombing suspects who were reportedly&nbsp;tortured under military detention in early March. &nbsp;</span></p>