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<p>The Defence Ministry and Army have agreed, under a civil court settlement, to pay compensation to the family of <a href="">Yapha Kaseng</a>, an imam who was killed in a military camp in Narathiwat in 2008. </p>
By Karin Frodé |
<p>Mr. Sudeerueman Maleh, former client of disappeared human rights lawyer Somchai Neelapaijit, has been charged with giving false statements to the authorities about being tortured into a confession after trying to obtain justice against police officials. The case in question concerns the theft of weapons at Pileng Military Camp, Narathiwat province, and the alleged torture that took place at Tanyong police station.&nbsp; </p>
By Karin Frodé |
<p>On the 27th of June, <em>Prachatai </em>in cooperation with the <em>Deep South Watch Organization</em>, the <em>Deep South Photojournalism Network</em> and the <em>Deep South Civil Societies Network</em> launched a public forum and photo exhibition regarding the ongoing conflict in the Deep South at the <em>Foreign Correspondent&rsquo;s Club Thailand</em>.</p>
By Asian Human Rights Commission |
<p>The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to draw your attention to the harassment and threats faced by Ms. Yaena Salaemae, a long-time Woman Human Rights Defender (WHRD) in Tak Bai district of Narathiwat province in southern Thailand. The state authorities used an attack on a police checkpoint near her house to search her house and intimidate her. The AHRC believes that this is an outright attempt to intimidate Ms. Yaena and cause her to cease her work calling for justice in the case of the Tak Bai massacre and other cases of human rights violations in southern Thailand.</p>
By Isra News |
<p>&lsquo;I&rsquo;ve always said that there are no bad troops, only bad commanders.&nbsp; During the past 5 months, there have been 3 car bombs in Narathiwat.&nbsp; The provincial police commander must take responsibility.&nbsp; Between 2005 and 2008, the situation was under control, but why it is not now?&nbsp; Police commanders cannot stay aloof.&nbsp; They have to stay on the ground, cordoning off areas, attacking and going in.&nbsp; From now on, I will follow this up myself,&rsquo; said Pol Gen Adul Sangsingkaew, Deputy Police Chief in charge of handling the unrest in the Southern border areas.&nbsp;</p>
By Cross Culture Foundation, Foundation of Muslim Attorney Center, Foundation of Islamic Culture in the South and Duay Jai Support Group |
<p><em>Condemnation of the road bombing that killed nine villagers<br /> : Stand united against all kinds of violent insurgencies abetted by any party and disarmament demanded</em></p>
By Pravit Rojanaphruk, The Nation |
<p>Unable to break the cycle of violence and ignorance caused by ultra-nationalism, many Thais appear trapped, as melodramatic tragedy in the three provinces of the deep South unfolds yet again.</p>
<p>A total budget of 145 billion baht has been allocated by five governments to solve the problems in the southern border provinces since 2004.&nbsp; Security authorities claim that the overall situation there has improved, while some locals question the spending of the budget.&nbsp; Krungthep Thurakij newspaper presents some statistics on the 7 years of the unrest.&nbsp;&nbsp; </p> <p>The government budget for each year is as follows: 13,450 million baht (2004), 13,674 (2005), 14,207 (2006), 17,526 (2007), 22,988 (2008), 27,547 (2009), 16,507 (2010) and 19,102 (2011).</p>
By Cross Culture Foundation |
<p><em>Seven years past, yet no progress made, public left at their own devices,&nbsp; culprits are at large </em></p> <p>On December 22, 2010, the spokesperson of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) announced the decision to determine the alleged offences against Pol.Gen. Bhanupong Singhara Na Ayuthaya and other 18 officials, regarding the abuse of power and violation of the rights of alleged offenders in the gun robbery taking place at the Fourth Development Military Battalion, the Krom Luang Narathiwat Ratchanakarin Military Camp on January 4, 2004, the incidence of which has led to the onslaught of violence and conflicts in Thailand&rsquo;s Deep South causing widespread damage and loss of lives among government officials and innocent people. Until now, the death toll has climbed over 4,000.</p>
<p>Kavin Charin, 49, travelled to the South many times to peddle goods such as herbal ointments, inhalants, balms and miscellaneous goods.&nbsp; In late August, she took her daughter along, and the daughter was killed on her first trip.</p>
<p>Mr. Salil Shetty, Secretary General of AI paid a call on Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on the occasion of his visit to Thailand, at Thai Koo Fah Building, the Government House.</p> <p>The Secretary General of Amnesty International asked the Prime Minister on issues interested by the public and media, such as the political situation, situation in the southern border provinces, situation of displaced persons fleeing from fightings in Myanmar, and l&egrave;se majest&eacute; law.</p>
<p>Nurawati was the last wife of Jaebahem Tuilo, 47, a kamnan or headman in Thung Pho Subdistrict, Saba Yoi District, Songkhla.&nbsp; Her husband was gunned down at the market in the district town on 13 Aug 2010.&nbsp; He had two wives and 4 children with the first wife and a two-and-a-half-year-old girl with her.&nbsp; He also had 8 other children from his previous two marriages which had ended in divorce.</p>