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<p dir="ltr">Thailand's park officers arrested four villagers allegedly clearing plots of land in a protected area in northeastern Thailand.</p> <p>According to <a href="">Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR)</a>, eight officers from the Royal Forest Department (RFD) of the northeastern province of Chaiyaphum arrested four villagers from Kon San Sub-district while the villagers were clearing vegetation in Kok Yao protected area of the province.</p>
<p>The Thai military claimed the authority under Section 44 of the Interim Constitution to arrest villagers in eastern Thailand who refused to leave an area which the Thai Navy wants to use as a practice ground. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
<p>Military and police officers came to inspect a seminar about environmental impacts on a disputed oil field in Isan, Thailand’s Northeast. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>According to&nbsp;<a href="">Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR)</a>, about 30 military from Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) and police officers in plainclothes and in uniforms on Tuesday morning came to monitor a public seminar titled ‘EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) Na Moon: the Injustice of Land Based Petroleum in Isan’</p>
<p>The Military Court granted bail for the first time by temporarily releasing a seven-months pregnant suspect in bombing of the Criminal Court.</p> <p>The Military Court of Bangkok on Thursday afternoon granted bail to Tatchapan Pokkrong, the 19-year-old wife of Yuttana Yenpinyo, one of the suspects in the bomb attack on the Criminal Court in early March.</p> <p>Tatchapan is so far the only suspect in the case to have been granted bail.</p>
<p>Sakon Nakhon Provincial Court has handed jail terms to four villagers accused of encroachment and is putting 29 others on trial on the same charge. &nbsp;</p> <p>According to&nbsp;<a href="">Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR)</a>, the Provincial Court of Sakon Nakhon in Thailand’s Northeast, in January sentenced four villagers from Ban Chat Rabiap community in Phu Phan District to prison for encroaching on protected areas.</p>
By Thai Lawyers for Human Rights |
<p align="center"><strong>Thai Lawyers for Human Rights’ Fact Sheet</strong></p> <p><strong>The consequences of revocation of Martial Law and the Order of the Head of National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) No. 3/2558 (2015)</strong></p> <p>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Martial Law is still imposed in areas which have been under Martial Law prior to 20 May 2015 for instance the southern border provinces; Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, 4 districts in Songkhla, and other border provinces</p>
<p>The military court has granted bail to a man who was accused of distributing anti-junta pamphlets.</p> <p>According to&nbsp;<a href=";fref=nf">Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR)</a>, the military court in the eastern province of Chonburi on Monday granted 70,000 baht (2,151 USD) bail to Ponlawat Warodomputhikul, a 22-year-old factory worker from Mueang District of eastern Rayong Province.</p>
<p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-abfc5ffe-5953-f331-937e-9786f4e827f5">Internal security officers in northeastern Thailand have filed a lawsuit against a man who allegedly posted a picture on Facebook of the officers trying to evict villagers. &nbsp;</span></p>
<p>Thai junta ignored the UN inquiry into the torture allegations of Kritsuda Khunasen, a red-shirt political activist who was detained incommunicado for more than 20 days in June 2014. &nbsp;</p>
<p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-cdd970bd-49da-310d-eb0d-943b2c14041a">The military court rejected the bail request of a criminal court bombing suspect who was allegedly tortured by the police under custody.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-cdd970bd-49da-310d-eb0d-943b2c14041a">Bangkok’s military court on Monday denied a bail request submitted by Sansern Sriounruen, 54, one of the four criminal court bombing suspects who were reportedly&nbsp;tortured under military detention in early March. &nbsp;</span></p>
By Thai Lawyers for Human Rights |
<div><strong>Press Statement</strong></div> <div><strong>The alleged torture of Criminal Court bomb suspects</strong></div> <div><strong>For immediate release on 21 March 2015</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The public statement issued by the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) on 17 March 2015 has elicited gross denials from the authorities. Herewith, TLHR would like to explain to the public that Section 4 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand (Interim), B.E. </div>
<p>The Thai police have denied allegations of torture by the Bangkok court bombing suspects, claiming that the suspects did not say anything as such. Meanwhile, human rights lawyers requested to see the medical examination reports of the suspects. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Pol Lt Gen Prawut Thavornsiri, spokesperson of the Royal Thai Police, on Thursday dismissed the allegations. &nbsp;</p> <p>“I already asked each of the suspects myself during the medical examination, but no one said anything,” said the police spokesman.</p>