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By Cross Culture Foundation |
<p>At 09.00 am, on 8 June 12, an order of the Appeals Court was read concerning a motion brought by the relatives of 34 slain victims of the Tak Bai incident, who filed to request the revocation of a post mortem inquest order made by the Provincial Court of Songkhla in 2009 (B.E.2552). It was claimed that the post mortem inquest order was in breach of provisions of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand and previously, the motion had been dismissed by the Lower Court.</p>
<p>On 10 April, the Prime Minister&rsquo;s Office appealed a verdict of the Administrative Court which ordered it to pay compensation to Rayu Dokho for the abuse he suffered at the hands of security officers when he was arrested as a suspect in southern unrest in 2008.</p>
By Cross Cultural Foundation and Muslim Attorney Centre Foundation |
<p>On 6 March 2012, a report has been submitted to the UPR Working Group under the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) summarizing recommendations which have been accepted and rejected by the Royal Thai Government (RTG). The report was deliberated by the UNHRC on 15 March 2012.</p>
By Cross Cultural Foundation and Muslim Attorney Centre Foundation |
<p>With the submission of an <a href="">Open Letter no. 2</a> to the Prime Minister of Thailand, the Cross-Cultural Foundation (CrCF) and the Muslim Attorney Centre Foundation (MAC) would like to urge the government to review the extension of states of emergency in the Southern Border Provinces (SPBs) with the following reasons and recommendations;</p>
By Human Rights Lawyers Association |
<p>The Songkhla Administrative Court fixed 26 October 2011 at 11.00 am at Courtroom No. 2 for the first hearing on the Black Case no. 187,188/2552 in which Mr. Isma-ae Tay, the first plaintiff and Mr. Amizi Manak, the second plaintiff, sue the Royal Thai Army and Ministry of Defence for unlawful detention invoking the Martial Law Act. It is alleged that during the detention, the two plaintiffs and other persons being held in custody were subject to physical abuse and torture. They were forced to give information and confession.</p>
By Muslim Attorney Center |
<p>On 16 September 2011, at 5am, police and army officers searched the house of Mr. Ni-seh Ni-ha, who is the older brother of Mr. Ni-seng Ni-ha, the petitioner, and who resides at 32/5 Moo 3 Thalu-bo sub-district, Pattani province. The officials did not present a warrant of any kind. They took Mr. Ni-seh Ni-ha into custody and took him to an army camp in the area of the Pattani electrical plant, on Pattani-Yala Road in Pattani province. Then, at approximately 9am, the army officials took Mr. Ni-seh Ni-heh to be detained at Inkayuthboriharn Camp in Nong Chik district in Pattani province.</p>
By Pravit Rojanaphruk, The Nation |
<p>There are stark differences between a government report on violence in the deep South and reports submitted by non-government groups for the first-ever Universal Periodic Review (UPR) that Thailand will face, at the United Nations' Human Rights Council in Geneva tomorrow.</p>
By Amnesty International |
<p>Insurgents in the long-running internal armed conflict in southern Thailand must immediately stop their campaign of targeting civilians, Amnesty International urged today in a new report.</p>
By Human Rights Watch |
<p><em>5 Civilians Killed, 118 Wounded in Latest Attack</em></p> <p>(New York, September 21, 2011) &ndash; Alleged insurgents were responsible for detonating three bombs at a nighttime entertainment area in Thailand&rsquo;s southern Narathiwat province that killed five civilians and wounded 118, Human Rights Watch said today. Violence in southern Thailand has claimed the lives of more than 4,700 people in the past seven years.</p>
By Asian Legal Resource Centre |
<p><em>A written statement submitted by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-governmental organisation with general consultative status </em></p> <p>The Asian Legal Resource Centre wishes to draw the attention of the Human Rights Council to the systemic persecution of torture victims in Thailand.</p>
By Karin Frodé |
<p>On Wednesday (August 10), torture victim Sudeerueman Maleh, former client of missing human rights lawyer Somchai Neelapaijit, was sentenced to two years in prison. Why? The Thai police do not only enjoy impunity against gross human rights violations, but are also able to use it in order to make it a crime for victims to even file complaints of human rights abuses.</p>
By Asian Human Rights Commission |
<p>A court in Bangkok on 10 August 2011 sentenced a torture victim to two years in prison for having spoken out against his alleged torturers. Police Major General Chakthip Chaijinda brought the criminal complaint (Black Case No. 2161/2552) against Mr Suderueman Malae, one of the clients of forcibly abducted and disappeared human rights lawyer Somchai Neelaphaijit. The police major general claimed that he was falsely implicated in the torture of Suderueman and a number of other men.</p>