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By UN Human Rights Council |
<p>On 10 November&nbsp;2021, Thailand&rsquo;s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council&rsquo;s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time in a meeting that will be&nbsp;<a data-saferedirecturl=";source=gmail&amp;ust=1636188078447000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGJEniuqxGpMNrHdaAe4dfQ9qdzTQ" href="" target="_blank">webcast live</a>.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) have issued statements condemning the double bombing attack outside the Southern Border Provinces Administrative Centre (SBPAC) in Yala on Tuesday (18 March).</p>
<p>A group of UN experts&nbsp;have condemned the continued misuse of judicial processes by Thai poultry producer Thammakaset to harass and silence human rights defenders who have spoken out against its abusive and exploitative labour practices.</p>
<p>UN human rights experts&nbsp;have expressed serious concerns about the disappearance of a prominent Lao human rights defender, Od Sayavong, who went missing in Thailand just months after meeting a UN special rapporteur.</p>
By UN High Commissioner for Human Rights |
<div> <div>10 February 2015</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville</div> <div>Location: Geneva</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>We are concerned that a number of proposed amendments to the 1955 Act on the Organization of Military Courts due for consideration this week are not in line with international human rights standards. </div></div>
By Thaweeporn Kummetha |
<div> <div>Two years after the abduction of the prominent, internationally acclaimed Lao development worker Sombath Somphone by Lao state agents, the Lao government has done very little to find the truth, experts say. Meanwhile, the disappearance and lack of justice has effectively created a climate of fear which has worsened the human rights situation in Laos.&nbsp;</div> </div>
By United Nations |
<p>9 December 2014 – The murders of two human rights defenders working on land and natural resource issues in the south of Thailand underscore the need for authorities in the country to take urgent measures to ensure the safety and protection of such people, United Nations said today.</p>
<div><span>Khon Kaen student activists arrested for <a href="">giving three-fingered salute at the head of the junta</a> reported intimidations they received after their release to the United Nations officers in Bangkok. </span></div>
By Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |
<div>BANGKOK (31 October 2014) – The United Nations Human Rights Office for South East Asia (OHCHR) is seriously concerned that criminal defamation is being used in Thailand as a means to pressure human rights defenders. In the latest example on 29 October, the Phuket Provincial Court decided to proceed with a criminal defamation suit against Mr. Surapan Rujichaiwat from Loei province in north-eastern Thailand. The suit has been brought by Tungkum Company Limited, a mining company. </div>
<div>The military court rejected bail for a redshirt radio host in closed door trial.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On Tuesday, the military court denied 800,000 baht bail to Kathawut B., a redshirt radio host charged with lèse majesté, due to the severity of the charge and the flight risk because the charge relates to the revered Thai monarchy, which equates to national security, according to iLaw.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On Monday the Military Court tried Kathawut and another suspect who asked not to be identified in camera despite objections from the defendants and the presence of represent </div>
By UN High Commissioner for Human Rights |
<div><span>23 September 2014</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>We are very disappointed by the decision of an appellate court in Thailand affirming the conviction and sentencing of the editor and activist Somyot Pruksakasemsuk in Thailand on 19 September. Mr. Somyot, the editor of Voice of Thaksin magazine, was convicted under the lèse majesté law after the magazine published two articles deemed offensive to the King. In 2013, he was sentenced to 11 years in prison, and the sentence was upheld on Friday. </div>
By United Nations Human Rights Office for South East Asia |
<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>BANGKOK &nbsp;(3 &nbsp;September &nbsp;2014) &nbsp;--- The United Nations Human Rights Office for South &nbsp; East &nbsp; Asia &nbsp; (OHCHR) &nbsp; is &nbsp;seriously &nbsp;concerned &nbsp;about &nbsp;increasing restrictions &nbsp;on &nbsp;human &nbsp;rights &nbsp;defenders &nbsp;in &nbsp;exercising &nbsp;their rights to peaceful assembly and expression in Thailand.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On &nbsp; Tuesday, &nbsp; Thai &nbsp;Lawyers &nbsp;for &nbsp;Human &nbsp;Rights, &nbsp;a &nbsp;local &nbsp;human &nbsp;rights organization, &nbsp;announced the cancellation of an e </div>