• Former Thai Education Minister Chaturon Chaisaeng (center) being detained after giving a talk at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand in Bangkok on May 27, 2014.

    The Thai military junta should immediately revoke its order to prosecute civilians in military courts, Human Rights Watch said today. The military should end its arrests of individuals engaged in peaceful protest or criticism of the May 22, 2014 military coup or the imposition of martial law.

Reports

Thailand

  • May 28, 2014
    The Thai military junta should immediately revoke its order to prosecute civilians in military courts, Human Rights Watch said today. The military should end its arrests of individuals engaged in peaceful protest or criticism of the May 22, 2014 military coup or the imposition of martial law.
  • May 25, 2014
    Armed Thai soldiers raided the Bangkok house of human rights defender Sukanya Prueksakasemsuk and arrested her and her son, Panitan Prueksakasemsuk, Human Rights Watch said today. They have since gone missing. The Thai military junta, the National Peace and Order Maintaining Council (NPOMC), has provided no information as to their whereabouts, raising grave concerns about a possible enforced disappearance.
  • May 24, 2014
    The Thai military should immediately revoke abusive martial law powers, end censorship, and release all people who have been arbitrarily detained.
  • May 20, 2014
    The Thai military’s imposition of nationwide martial law is effectively a coup that threatens the human rights of all Thais, Human Rights Watch said today. The United States and other influential governments should call for the immediate restoration of civilian rule and an end to censorship.
  • May 19, 2014
    Successive Thai governments have failed over the past four years to impartially prosecute those responsible for the political violence in 2010.
  • May 9, 2014
    Anti-government protesters in Thailand should immediately cease intimidating the media and occupying TV stations in Bangkok.
  • May 9, 2014
    In your recent remarks to the Annual Meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, you noted that Cambodian men are trafficked to sea to become slaves aboard fishing vessels.
  • Apr 23, 2014
    The Thai authorities should immediately investigate the murder of a prominent poet and “Red Shirt” political activist widely known for his opposition to Thailand’s law banning criticism of the monarchy.
  • Apr 20, 2014
  • Apr 4, 2014
    Separatist groups in Thailand’s southern border provinces have killed at least five Thai Buddhist women, mutilating three of their bodies, since February 2014, Human Rights Watch said today.