The Thai military junta should immediately revoke rights-abusing martial law powers, end censorship, and stop persecuting dissidents and critics, Human Rights Watch said today. The junta should urgently restore democratic, civilian rule.
The Thai military junta should cease forced evictions, arbitrary arrests and detention, and intimidation of residents in six forest villages in Buriram province, Human Rights Watch said today. Villagers have been relocated to two sites that are unsuitable for habitation.
All parties implicated in a new United Nations’ report about abuses of children during armed conflict should call an immediate halt to these crimes, Human Rights Watch said today. The UN secretary-general’s annual report on children in armed conflict was released on July 1, 2014.
The Thai military authorities should immediately provide information about the whereabouts of an opposition activist arrested by soldiers on May 28, 2014, Human Rights Watch said today. Instead of revealing her place of detention, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) military junta included her name on a June 17 list of people summoned to report to the authorities by June 18 or face arrest.
The Norwegian government’s leadership to promote international standards to protect schools and universities from military use during armed conflict could spare students and teachers the horrors of war, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack said today. Countries around the globe should work with Norway to support this initiative. Norway’s announcement on June 13, 2014 was contained in its new white paper on global education.
The Thai military authorities should immediately confirm the location of a political activist secretly held for nearly two weeks and free her unless she is charged with a credible offense, Human Rights Watch said today. The military junta should cease carrying out arbitrary arrests and detentions, including apparent forced disappearances.