• Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha attends the plenary session of the 25th ASEAN summit at Myanmar International Convention Centre in Naypyitaw on November 12, 2014.

    Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha is seeking to invoke a constitutional provision that would give him unlimited powers without safeguards against human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said today.

Reports

Thailand

  • Apr 16, 2015
    Thai authorities should drop criminal proceedings against two journalists for reporting on trafficking of ethnic Rohingya “boat people,” Human Rights Watch said today. Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian, the editor and correspondent of the news website Phuketwan, were charged one year ago, on April 17, 2014, with criminal defamation and the Computer Crimes Act based on a complaint filed by the Thai navy.
  • Apr 3, 2015
    Thai military authorities should immediately confirm the location of 17 student activists who were arbitrarily arrested on April 2, 2015, in Thailand’s southern Narathiwat province, Human Rights Watch said today. The activists should be freed unless they have been charged by a judge with a credible offense.
  • Mar 31, 2015
    Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha is seeking to invoke a constitutional provision that would give him unlimited powers without safeguards against human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said today.
  • Mar 20, 2015
  • Mar 18, 2015
    Thai authorities should promptly and impartially investigate the alleged torture of suspects while they were held incommunicado in military custody.
  • Mar 17, 2015
    The Thai military’s warrantless arrest and secret detention of a witness to alleged army crimes raise grave concerns of a politically motivated prosecution.
  • Mar 16, 2015
    Thai authorities should immediately drop charges against four activists who peacefully expressed opposition to military rule.
  • Mar 15, 2015
    Israel's ambassador to Thailand, Simon Roded, last month sought to dismiss a new Human Rights Watch report that exposes abuses against Thai workers employed in Israel's agricultural sector, saying it wasn't "serious".
  • Mar 11, 2015
    Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon should press Thailand’s junta leader to end politically motivated arrests and censorship and ensure a rapid transition to democratic civilian rule, Human Rights Watch said today. Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha plans to visit Japan on March 13 and 14, 2015, to attend the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. The Thai military leader is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with Abe and with Ban.
  • Feb 14, 2015
    Thai authorities should immediately investigate the killing of a land rights activist in southern Thailand, Human Rights Watch said today.