• Arnon Numpa (L), a 30-year-old rights lawyer, and Sirawith Seritiwat, 24, a student, leaves a police station for the military court in Bangkok on March 16, 2015.
    Thai authorities should immediately drop charges against four activists who peacefully expressed opposition to military rule.

Reports

Thailand

  • 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.
  • Feb 13, 2015
    Thailand’s lawmakers should reject a proposed revision to the Military Court Act that would broadly empower the armed forces to detain civilians without charge for nearly three months, Human Rights Watch said today.
  • Feb 6, 2015
    Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should press Thailand’s junta leader to improve human rights and restore democratic civilian rule.
  • Feb 3, 2015
    Thailand’s military-installed Constitution Drafting Committee should scrap a proposal to merge the national human rights commission with the ombudsman’s office.