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Encouraging Signs They Are Set to Take More Leading Role

Click to expand Image An Icelandic flag hangs outside a shop in…
An Icelandic flag hangs outside a shop in Reykjavik, October 27, 2016.

Covid-19 Infections Spread Like Wildfire in Squalid Lockup

At least 65 detainees in Thailand’s Songkhla immigration detention center – including 18 ethnic Rohingya women and children – tested positive for Covid-19, raising serious concerns about the health and safety of refugees and migrants held in overcrowded…
A photo showing Bangkok Immigration Detention Center taken in January, 2020. At least 65 detainees in Thailand’s Songkhla immigration detention center have tested positive for Covid-19.

Court Approves Arrest Warrants in Killing of Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen

A Thai court has approved arrest warrants for Chaiwat Limlikit-aksorn and three other forestry officials in connection with the abduction and murder of the prominent ethnic Karen human rights defender Porlajee Rakchongcharoen, known widely as “Billy,” in…
Billy Thai Presser 20170206

Government’s Pledges Ring Hollow

Once again, the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances on August 30 has come and gone, marking another year Thailand failed to fulfill its pledges to outlaw this heinous practice…
Somchai Neelapaijit

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun Now Safe in Canada

The news that the Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun reached safety in Canada is a wonderful start to 2019 – it shows what can happen when one determined young woman with a Twitter account meets a global network of human rights activists.

At Risk of Torture If Returned From Thailand

This week Bahraini soccer player Hakeem al-Araibi was taken to Bangkok Criminal Court, where bail was denied and his detention was extended for 60 days so Thailand can prepare his extradition to Bahrain, a country where he has said he was tortured.…
Hakeem Ali Mohamed Ali al-Araibi in detention at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok.