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A protester shows the three-finger salute during an anti-coup demonstration in Bangkok earlier this year. Pic: AP.

Thai Cabinet approves tougher rules on protests

By Wed, Nov 19, 2014 10:15AM UTC Comments Off A protester shows the three-finger salute during an anti-coup demonstration in Bangkok earlier this year. Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military-installed Cabinet has approved a bill curbing public gatherings after years of political demonstrations led to violence and often paralyzed the country's capital....

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 Pic: AP.

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. ...

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