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<p dir="ltr">The junta-sponsored Public Assembly Bill should be amended to conform to Thailand’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, said Amnesty International (AI) Thailand.</p>
<div> <div>The military on Sunday detained four people, including Prapart Pintobtang, a political scientist from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, who organized a walking rally against the junta’s policy to reclaim protected areas, which has heavily affected the poor.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>After they started the rally by walking about 50 metres from Suan Dok temple in central Chiang Mai, the military detained the four in a military prison vehicle. </div></div>
<div> <div>The military has harassed Boonyuen Siritum, a consumer rights and energy reform activist and former senator at her house in a bid to suppress rallies on energy reform.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Eight military officers on Wednesday morning raided the house of the former elected senator for Samut Songkhram Province and accused her of inciting people to stage rallies and being unusually rich.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The officers searched the house in Samut Songkhram’s Muang District without warrant, claiming that they can search any house under martial law. </div></div>
<div>Hundreds of arbitrary detentions, reports of torture and other ill-treatment, sweeping restrictions on freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and unfair trials in military courts are creating a climate of fear in Thailand, and there are no signs of a let-up, Amnesty International said today in a new report.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The report, Attitude adjustment –100 days under Martial Law, is the first comprehensive investigation into Thailand’s human rights situation since the military imposed Martial Law on 20 May 2014 and seized power two days later.</div> <div>&nbsp; </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>
<div><strong>A Statement from Thai Lawyers for Human Rights forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) in collaboration with Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) and Amnesty International Thailand was planning to organize a presentation of report on the situation of human rights “Access to Justice in Thailand: Currently Unavailable Human Rights Situation 100 Days after the Coup” today. </div>
By Protection International and the Asian Human Rights Commission |
<div><strong>THAILAND: Joint statement on the threats to the Wang Saphung community&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>30 August 2014 Protection International and the Asian Human Rights Commission are seriously concerned about the Royal Thai Army’s latest intervention in the conflict between the Wang Saphung community in Loei Province with a neighbouring gold and copper mine. </div>