Thailand

Thailand has faced a deepening rights crisis since the 2014 military coup. Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha and his junta rule with impunity. The junta has banned political activity and peaceful assembly, enforced censorship, arbitrarily arrested activists and dissidents, and detained civilians in military facilities. Lese majeste (insulting the monarchy), sedition, and computer crime charges have been widely used to suppress free speech. In the southern border provinces, rights abuses continue unabated in the conflict between separatist groups and security forces. Over three million migrant workers face systematic abuse and exploitation, including trafficking. Asylum seekers, including ethnic Uyghurs from China and Rohingya from Burma, are subject to arrest and deportation.