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By Amnesty International |
Amnesty International has called on Thai authorities not to forcibly return a Montagnard and Ede Indigenous human rights activist to Viet Nam where he would be at severe risk of torture. His extradition hearing will be held next week.
By CIVICUS Monitor |
The CIVICUS Monitor has added Thailand to its watchlist of countries experiencing rapid declines in civic freedoms, due to the targeting of activists, critics and the opposition by the government of Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin. Meanwhile, there has been an upsurge in transnational repression directed at foreign activists seeking refugee protection in Thailand.
By Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR) |
UN experts have raised concerns about Vietnam's request to Thailand to extradite Y Quynh Bdap, a Montagnard religious freedom activist and refugee, who is being held in a detention facility in Bangkok, awaiting his extradition hearing next month. They called on the Thai authorities to refuse his extradition to Vietnam, where he is likely to face torture and ill-treatment, and to recognise in domestic law the refugee status of Montagnard people, who are indigenous peoples and religious minorities in Vietnam and often face discrimiation and other ill-treatment.
By Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) |
Following the conviction and imprisonment of 10 Cambodian environmental activists for allegedly “plotting” and “insulting the king” under Articles 453 and 437 of Cambodia’s Criminal Code, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) condemned the convictions for stifling civic space and freedoms of expression and peaceful assembly, and demand the activists' immediate and unconditional release.
By Prachatai |
Seven human rights organizations called on the Thai government to immediately release and drop charges against individuals arbitrarily detained for exercising their right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and repeal or amends laws used to stifle dissent, as well as conduct an inviestigation into the death of activist Netiporn Sanesangkhom, who died in custody following a long hunger strike to demand the release of political prisoners.
By Human Rights Watch |
Human Rights Watch has called on the Thai government to release Y Quynh Bdap, a Montagnard religious freedom activist and refugee, and ensure that he will not be sent back to Vietnam, where he faces a risk of an unfair trial and ill-treatment by Vietnamese authorities.
By Clooney Foundation for Justice |
Following the death of pro-democracy activist Netiporn 'Bung' Sanesangkhom, the Clooney Foundation for Justice filed a petition with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on Netiporn's behalf seeking remedies for violations of her rights, including reparations for her family and an opinion from the Working Group urging Thailand to stop misusing detention to stifle criticism of the monarchy.
By Fortify Rights |
As the Thai Senate will be holding an ad-hoc session on 18 June to vote on the Marriage Equality bill, Fortify Rights calls on the Senate to approve the bill, which would allow marriage registration regardless of gender and make Thailand the first Southeast Asian nation to legalize marriage for LGBTI+ couples.
By Amnesty International |
Executions recorded worldwide soared to their highest number in almost a decade in 2023 with a sharp rise across the Middle East, Amnesty International said in its annual report on the global use of the death penalty.
By Human Rights Watch |
Human Rights Watch (HRW) calls on the Thai authorities to investigate the death of detained activist Netiporn "Bung" Sanesangkhom, which has raised concerns about possible negligence by prison officials in referring her for life-saving medical treatment.
By International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) |
On the 10th anniversary of the 22 May 2014 military coup, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) calls for a review by the executive government and parliament of Thailand of all remaining NCPO orders, including those already enacted into law, with a view to repealing or revising those non-compliant with the rule of law and Thailand’s obligations under international human rights law.
By Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) |
Following the death in detention of activist Netiporn "Bung" Sanesangkhom while she was on a hunger strike to call for judicial system reform and the release of political dissidents, five human rights organizations issued a joint statement calling for the Thai authorities to conduct an independent and credible investigation into her death, release political prisoners held in pre-trial detention, and support the proposed amnesty bill for those facing political prosecution.