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A protester is detained by Thai soldiers during an anti-coup demonstration in Bangkok, Thailand in May. Pic: AP.

Amnesty reports human rights abuses, repression in Thailand

By Thu, Sep 11, 2014 3:01PM UTC Comments Off A protester is detained by Thai soldiers during an anti-coup demonstration in Bangkok, Thailand in May. Pic: AP.

Human rights group Amnesty International has marked 100 days of martial law in Thailand with the release of a report evidencing cases of of alleged torture and ill-treatment, enforced disappearances as well as a host of extensive human rights violations....

Activists hopeful on Thailand’s detention of migrant children

By Thu, Sep 11, 2014 1:30PM UTC Comments Off Women hide their faces as children sleep after being detained at a rubber plantation in Hat Yai district of Songkhla province southern Thailand earlier this year. Pic: AP.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) may have released a pointed critique of Thailand’s child migrant detention practices last week, but the author of that report has since followed up with far more diplomatic statements about how the Southeast Asian nation’s government can move forward on the issue. ...

Thai junta forces human rights group to cancel release of report

By Tue, Sep 02, 2014 6:01PM UTC Comments Off Thai junta forces human rights group to cancel release of report

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's ruling military junta has forced a human rights group to cancel a presentation on the precarious rights situation in the Southeast Asian country three months after the army staged a coup....

Thai Criminal Court issues warrant for activist Kritsuda’s arrest

By Sun, Aug 10, 2014 6:38PM UTC Comments Off Thai red shirt activist Kritsuda Khunasem during on YouTube interview, in which she accuses the Thai military junta of torture during her detainment in June 2014. (Screenshot: YouTube)

The Thai Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Red Shirt activist Kritsuda Khunasen, who recently claimed she was tortured while in military custody. ...

Is Thailand moving in the right direction on human rights?

By Mon, Mar 12, 2012 7:00PM UTC 3 Comments Is Thailand moving in the right direction on human rights?

Kavi has an op-ed today in The Nation entitled “Kingdom moving in right direction on human rights”: Thailand has moved away from being a blah-blah nation to become a serious and committed member of the UN Human Rights Council. Again, this week Thailand will have another opportunity to defend and further pledges to promote and...