Thailand: the plight of Burmese migrant workers
During May and June 2004, Amnesty International interviewed 115 Burmese nationals in seven locations in Thailand who were either working or looking for work. They were members of the Mon, Kayin, Kayah, Shan, Rawang, Tavoyan and Bama(5) ethnic groups, and were Buddhist, Muslim, or Christian. They were employed mostly in the fishing, manufacturing, agricultural, construction, … Continue reading Thailand: the plight of Burmese migrant workers
Thailand: memorandum on human rights concerns
Includes particular concerns regarding the rights of refugees
Thailand: grave developments: killings and other abuses
Includes concerns regarding refugees and migrant workers from Myanmar living in Thailand
Thailand: widespread abuses in the administration of justice
The practice of torture, and the existence of conditions amounting to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment have persisted in Thai detention centres and prisons for many years. Torture and ill-treatment during and shortly after arrest are ongoing concerns to Amnesty International. Abuses take place in various locations, including police stations, at the site of the … Continue reading Thailand: widespread abuses in the administration of justice
Thailand: Sok Yoeun, Prisoner of Conscience: open letter to the Prime Minister
This letter is about the continued detention of Sok Yoeun, a Cambodian refugee and prisoner of conscience who has been held by the Royal Thai Government since December 1999.
Thailand: a human rights review based on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
Amnesty International’s major concerns in Thailand with regard to the implementation of the provisions of the ICCPR include the death penalty, the impunity of police and other security forces, torture and conditions of detention amounting to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and the lack of fair trial and arbitrary detention of refugees and asylum-seekers.
Thailand: erosion of refugee rights
Amnesty International is concerned by the Thai authorities’ violation of international obligations to protect refugees, and fears that it sets an ominous precedent for the future of refugee protection in Thailand. This fear is heightened by reports that the Thai authorities may have plans to return refugees from Myanmar during the upcoming dry season, which … Continue reading Thailand: erosion of refugee rights
Thailand: two Burmese asylum-seekers still detained
Since 1991 Amnesty International has repeatedly called on the Thai authorities to refrain from its widespread practice of arresting Burmese political activists who are seeking asylum in Thailand. Nevertheless, arrests continue on a routine basis. Most recently at least 25 Burmese asylum seekers were arrested in late November 1995, almost all of whom have now … Continue reading Thailand: two Burmese asylum-seekers still detained