Thailand

Thailand has been in a human rights crisis since the May 2014 military coup. The junta has prosecuted hundreds of its critics in military courts, engaged in widespread censorship, blocked more than 200 websites, and banned public gatherings of more than five people. Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha has repeatedly postponed elections while taking no serious steps to restore democratic processes. In southern Thailand, the conflict between separatists groups and Thailand¹s government continues. Thai security forces have not been prosecuted for serious abuses, while separatists attack civilians, including teachers and schools. Migrants in Thailand, especially those in fishing industry, are vulnerable to trafficking, abuse, and exploitation. Thai authorities regularly push-back boats carrying ethnic Rohingya from Burma, while those arriving ashore have been arrested and sent to immigration detention.