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Drop Defamation Complaints Against Rights Defenders

(Bangkok, December 3, 2018)—We, the 16 undersigned organizations, call on the Thai authorities and Thammakaset Company Limited to ensure that the criminal and civil defamation complaints brought by the company against human rights defenders Nan Win and…

Lift Restrictions on Fundamental Rights to Enable Free and Fair Elections

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Computer Crime Charges Threaten Media Coverage of Abuses

(New York) – Thai authorities are wrongfully prosecuting online news outlets and social media users for reporting an alleged rape case at a popular tourist island in Thailand, Human Rights Watch said today. On September 4 and 5, 2018, police arrested 12…

Repression Continues Under Military Dictatorship

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Pheu Thai Spokeswoman Targeted for Criticizing Junta Leader

(New York) – Thai military authorities have accused a political party official of committing sedition and computer crimes for posting commentary critical of the junta on her Facebook page, Human Rights Watch said today. Sunisa Lertpakawat, the Pheu Thai…