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Use of Martial Law Raises Fears of Mistreatment

(New York) – Thai authorities should release or charge with a credible offense an ethnic Malay Muslim human rights activist who has been detained in the deep south, Human Rights Watch said today. Authorities arrested Burhan Buraheng of the human rights…
Human rights activist Burhan Buraheng has been arbitrarily detained without charge in a military camp in Thailand’s Pattani province since August 1, 2018.
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Ill-Treatment, Unfair Trial for Those Sought by Turkey Over Alleged Gulenist Links

(New York) – Burmese authorities have forced back Turkish asylum seeker, Muhammet Furkan Sökmen via Thailand, putting him at risk of serious human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 24, 2017, Burmese officials…
Burma/Thailand: Deported Turkish Man at Risk PHOTO
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Ten Long Years: A Briefing on Eritrea’s Missing Political Prisoners Summary Methodology Recommendations To the Government of Eritrea To the United Nations, African…
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Respect Rights to Life, Health of Drug Users to Stem Rising HIV Epidemics

(New York) - The United Nations should ensure that policies to control illicit drugs do not impede access to lifesaving HIV services, a group of public health and rights organizations said today in a joint letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki…
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New Report Examines Widespread Abuses Due to Drug Control Policies

(Vienna) - The United Nations must stop the ongoing subversion of human rights in the name of drug control, the International Harm Reduction Association, Human Rights Watch, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the Beckley Foundation Drug Policy…
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Human Rights Watch Highlights Abuses in Pakistan, Kenya, China, Somalia

The established democracies are accepting flawed and unfair elections for political expediency, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2008. By allowing autocrats to pose as democrats, without demanding they uphold the civil and…
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Deadly Denial Barriers to HIV/AIDS Treatment for People Who Use Drugs in Thailand Executive Summary and Recommendations Recommendations To the government of Thailand.. To the government of the United States…
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Kenya, US and Ethiopia Cooperate in Secret Detentions and Renditions

Kenya, Ethiopia, the United States and the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia cooperated in a secret detention program for people who had fled the recent conflict in Somalia, Human Rights Watch said today. In a March 22 letter to the Kenyan…
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Thomas Amolo Director of Political Affairs  Ministry of Foreign Affairs  Nairobi, Kenya  Dear Mr. Amolo, Human Rights Watch's research has found that the governments of Kenya, Ethiopia, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia, and the United…
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Conference Must Promote Rights-Based Response to HIV Pandemic

(Toronto) – Ongoing rights abuses are undermining efforts to fight the HIV pandemic and threatening the few, hard-won successes, Human Rights Watch said today, a month before the XVI International AIDS Conference opens in Toronto. "Twenty-five years into…
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More Than 50 Organizations Sign Letter of Protest

(New York) - Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s announcement of a brutal new phase in Thailand’s “war on drugs” raises fears of widespread human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said today. In an open letter to the committee that recently gave an…
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Antonio Cichetti President Ufficio Istituzione Perdonanza Celestiniana Residenza Minicipale Piazza Palazzo 67100 L’Aquila Italy Dear Mr. Cichetti: We represent leading human rights and public health organizations in Thailand and around the world. We…
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Drug Users’ Network Faces Down Government Crackdown

(Bangkok) - The Thai Drug Users’ Network, which has worked to protect the human rights of drug users in Thailand even during a brutal anti-drug crackdown that resulted in as many as 3,000 killings, today received the Award for Action on AIDS and Human…
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Background   Thailand was chosen to host the International AIDS Conference in Bangkok in July 2004 partly in recognition of its achievements in fighting HIV/AIDS. The country enjoys an international reputation as a “best practice” model in the…
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(New York) - Thailand’s brutal anti-drug crackdown is jeopardizing its human rights record and its success against HIV/AIDS, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released ahead of the International AIDS Conference in Bangkok from July 11-16. A…
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THAILAND NOT ENOUGH GRAVES: The War on Drugs, HIV/AIDS, and Violations of Human Rights I. SUMMARY.. II. RECOMMENDATIONS To the government of Thailand: To the United Nations and all international donors to Thailand: III. …
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The reform of law 26626 on HIV/AIDS is important, not just because it stipulates that the state must provide treatment to people living with HIV—essentially a step in the right direction. It is also important because the reformed law would force all…