Thailand

Thailand cracks down on protests with emergency powers

The emergency decree restricts transport, publication of “sensitive news” and gives police and soldiers authority to resolve the “emergency situation.” The move follows anti-government protests in Bangkok. Thailand’s prime minister, Prayuth Chan-ocha, signed an emergency decree on Thursday, forbidding public…

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

Trending rights tweets this week: Five years since Angela Merkel admitted one million refugees to Germany, they have largely been a success story; violent protests erupt in Colombia after a man dies in police custody; a devastating fire breaks out in…

Starving and Bombed Children of Yemen Seek Entrapment in Flooded Thai Cave

While the world watched and waited with bated breath for the outcome of the substantial global effort – involving over 100 cave divers from various countries, 1,000 members of the Thai Army and 10,000 others in various roles – to…

Exposed: Thai fishing boat slavery

If you buy prawns or shrimp, chances are, you are buying the produce of slave labour. Urge the UNHRC to Condemn Thai Fish Boat Slavery Sign The Petition Drear people, Innocent people in Thailand are being conned onto boats or…

Thailand: Dissent is Not a Crime

A Statement from the International Solidarity for Thai Students and Teachers forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission THAILAND: Dissent is Not a Crime – Call for International Solidarity with Imprisoned Thai Students Fourteen Thai students were arrested on 26…

No to Natural Fruit on Andy’s birthday

Hi Pressenza, I’m following up on the urgent action we sent you a couple months ago for labor rights activist Andy Hall (below). I’m glad to be able to share an initial victory in this case: Today one of…