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<p>Masali Jaeleemae, an imam in Tanoputae village in Bannang Sata District in Yala, was killed in front of his house on 20 Dec 2007.&nbsp; His wife and 7 children have never received any compensation</p> <p>Sadinah told Prachatai that on that day her husband was coming back from evening prayer at the mosque.&nbsp; She heard the sound of his motorcycle from in front of the house, and told one of their children to open the door for him as she had always taught them to do for their father.</p>
<p>Abdulkodae Jaetae, 37, a teacher at Slo Bukit Jue Rae village school in Rueso District in Narathiwat, survived an ambush by two gunmen using an AK rifle at the school entrance, when he was riding his motorcycle to the school on 25 Jan 2010.&nbsp; Almost a year earlier, his brother Saikutri, also a teacher at the same school, was shot dead on 2 Feb 2009 on his way home after evening prayer at the mosque.</p> <p>Abdulkodae knew who the gunmen were, and were confident that both of them were the same persons who killed his brother.</p>
<p>Narathiwat Provincial Court has dismissed the case of Imam Yapha Kaseng on the grounds that it is not under its jurisdiction, and told his wife to turn to the military courts instead.&nbsp; However, individuals cannot bring cases to a military court; only the authorities can do so.</p>
By Pornpen Khongkachonkiet |
<p>I first joined the Pattani Peace Walk on 26 July 2010, and covered a distance of 28 kilometers from Prachuab Khiri Khan town to Tab-sakae district over the course of one day. I surprised myself with how much I could actually walk in a day. Life in Bangkok is different. I leave home every morning with my car key to start the engine. Then, after driving to work, I walk not even 20 steps to my office from the car.</p>
By Chandler Vandergrift |
<p>The issue of autonomy has been steadily gaining interest and is now a serious consideration as a means of mitigating the long-running conflict in the southern border provinces. This is a positive step towards finding a political solution to the conflict because, short of a Carthaginian Peace, there is no military option for a solving an armed insurgency which rejects the legitimacy of the state. Yet autonomy is not a magical political solution to the complex problems fuelling unrest.</p>
By Reuters |
<p>(New York) - The government of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva largely failed to fulfill its pledges to make human rights a priority, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2010.</p>
By Cross Cultural Foundation |
<p>At least two major incidences happened with children in November 2009. On 16 November, around 17.00, a school bus was hit by gunshots fired from a motorcycle on the road between Panare-Saban, Moo 4, Ban Hua Klong, Tambon Bannok, Panare district, Pattani. Three children from 12-18 years were injured including two boys who suffered two gun wounds on their limbs, and a 12-year-old-girl on her knees. They have been hospitalized and been safe. At the crime scene, four used 11mm bullets were found, but no culprits determined.&nbsp;</p>
By Muslim Attorney Centre, Cross Cultural Foundation |
<p>Since three special laws have been enforced in the three Southern border provinces including the Martial Law Act B.E.2457 (1914) and the Emergency Decree on Government Administration in States of Emergency B.E. 2548 (2005) covering the provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat and the Internal Security Act B.E. 2551 (2008) &nbsp;covering the districts of Chana, Thepha, Nathawee, and Sabayoy in Songkhla, almost all of cases related to insurgency &nbsp;are related to the enforcement of special laws.&nbsp;</p>
By Working Group on Justice for Peace (WGJP) |
<p>The device known as GT200 has been used by the Thai military to detect explosive materials and has drawn greater controversy with time as serious doubts of its effectiveness amount among human rights organizations, civil society, and the scientific community.&nbsp;</p>