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The Thai government needs to be forthright about the Covid-19 outbreaks in The Thai government prison system and how it intends to avoid disastrous consequences for those held, many people warned the Thai authorities that they needed to act proactively to avoid such a situation, but it seems they got caught sleeping at the switch.
Min Aung Hlaing, who faces international sanctions for his role in military atrocities and the brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, should not be welcomed at an intergovernmental gathering to address a crisis he created.
Found on Reuters 2 years ago
Extending the emergency will allow Thai authorities to continue to repress contrary views, arrest critics, and ban peaceful rallies for political and not public health reasons.
Found on CNN 3 years ago
The abduction of a prominent Thai political activist on the streets of Phnom Penh demands an immediate response from Cambodian authorities.
Found on Reuters 3 years ago
The importance of Cambodia's generals has become even more apparent ahead of July's elections, as they engage in crackdowns against journalists, political opponents, and anti-government protesters – and openly campaign for Hun Sen.
Found on Reuters 5 years ago
People should be protected in holding demonstrations, especially around issues of great public interest, but with Vietnam's poor record of handling protests, there's every reason to believe that police are punishing dissent, not simply keeping public order.
Found on CNN 5 years ago
The Thai junta has sunk to a new low by charging an activist’s mother under the ‘insulting the monarchy’ law, which has been systematically abused to silence critics, prosecuting someone for her vague response to a Facebook message is just the junta’s latest outrageous twist of the lese majeste law.
Found on FOX News 7 years ago
Thanakorn's secret detention should set off flashing red lights – especially since the Thai authorities failed to resolve two recent deaths of detainees in military custody, thailand's junta has increasingly flouted international legal protections by holding civilian detainees incommunicado in military camps.
This regional meeting will only be a success if every government commits to effective search and rescue operations, meeting the protection needs of refugees, prosecuting traffickers, and resolving the root causes that drive these desperate people onto boats, international burden sharing, including resettling refugees, is also important, but will only be a lasting solution if all governments agree that human rights must be at the center of all current and future policies.
Survivors describe how they flee persecution in Burma only to fall into the hands of traffickers and extortionists, in many cases witnessing deaths and suffering abuse and hunger, interviews with officials and others make clear that these brutal networks, with the complicity of government officials in Burma, Bangladesh, Thailand, and Malaysia, profit from the desperation and misery of some of the world's most persecuted and neglected people.
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