Thailand: Imam’s Killing Highlights Army Abuse in South

(New York, March 26, 2008) – Bringing to justice the killers of an imam detained by the military in Thailand’s southern Narathiwat province will be a key test for the Thai authorities, Human Rights Watch said today. Violence is escalating in the south, where the Thai military is fighting a Muslim separatist insurgency that hasContinue reading “Thailand: Imam’s Killing Highlights Army Abuse in South”

Without justice, little hope for peace

Recent information from Thailand’s troubled southern provinces indicates there has been a decline in incidents of violence in some regions and there have been fewer abductions (enforced disappearances). However, reports of torture and ill treatment of people, particularly detainees, are on the increase. Whether this is due to a rise in such practices, or simplyContinue reading “Without justice, little hope for peace”

Awaiting Justice – Righting the Wrongs

The process by which victims of crimes and victims of the miscarriage of justice are awarded compensation by the state is very much a work in progress, writes TUNYA SUKPANICH. Thai society was shocked when a number of people stepped forward to claim they were wrongly arrested and subjected to extortion by the “Border PatrolContinue reading “Awaiting Justice – Righting the Wrongs”

Human Rights situation in the South, as of March 2008

Disappearances: there is no access to justice for relatives of the persons who have disappeared. Four cases of disappearances have been documented since June 2007. The cases are as follows 1. Mr. Mayateh Maraboh, 40 years old Wife name: Ms. RuwaediyohWith 2 children: 9 and 2 years old Mr. Maraboh disappeared on 24 June 2007Continue reading “Human Rights situation in the South, as of March 2008”

WGJP Statement: concerning detention of 348 suspects

Akra Tipvojana, spokesperson of Internal Security Operation of Command, recently released information about persons detained under martial and emergency law. The Army Region 4 has used this strategy of detention to manage the insurgency in the southern provinces by detaining suspected persons. Currently there are 348 suspects being detained at five locations in the 4Continue reading “WGJP Statement: concerning detention of 348 suspects”