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Asia

Saudi Arabia denies human rights abuses

Saudi’s Ministry of Information yesterday denied reports that the country has commuted human rights abuses and documented tortures and sexual harassment against women. This came after reports were issued on Tuesday by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International accusing the kingdom of subjecting several activists, including some female human rights defenders detained since May, to […]Read More

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General Prayut affirms govt’s commitment towards human rights policies

BANGKOK, 11 September 2017 (NNT) – Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has affirmed the government’s commitment to protecting human rights via its justice system, creating equality and reducing social conflict. Prime Minister Gen Prayut-Chan-o-cha delivered a keynote address on mobilizing human rights policies for 2018-19 according to the Thailand 4.0 agenda for sustainable development. He […]Read More

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Turkey Detains 12 at Human Rights Meeting

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Turkish police detained 12 people, including the Turkey head of rights group Amnesty International, Idil Eser, and other rights activists at a meeting on an island near Istanbul, media said on Thursday. They had gathered at a hotel on Buyukada island, just south of Turkey’s largest city, when they were taken to […]Read More

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Migrant workers’ rights to be protected in the North

CHIANG MAI, 20 December 2016 (NNT) – More than 10 organizations on migrant workers’ rights in the North of Thailand organized a meeting in Chiang Mai to mark the occasion of International Migrants Day on December 18th. Members of the organizations shared their reports on the current situation concerning migrant workers’ rights. They discovered that […]Read More

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Prayut bans parading of suspects

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has banned the parading of suspects at police news briefings, saying the practice could violate human rights. The order was made after Gen Prayut reviewed a report on human rights violations between July 23 and 29, compiled by the Rights and Liberties Protection Department of the Justice Ministry, said Tawatchai Thaikyo, […]Read More

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Thai authorities urged to provide legal status to 69 abandoned

A National Human Rights Commission’s subcommittee Sunday called on the Thai government to provide legal status to 69 abandoned Myanmar children under care of a non-governmental organization in Tak. Surapol Kongchanthik, chairman of the NHRC sub-committee on ethnic minorities and stateless people, made the call when he and his delegation visited the centre providing care […]Read More

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Turkey To Suspend European Rights Convention, Says Deputy PM

Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus has said Turkey will suspend its duty to comply with the European Convention on Human Rights during the current three-month state of emergency following an abortive coup last week. Kurtulmus said the step was being taken “just like France has done under Article 15 of the convention,” which allows signatory […]Read More

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Thailand’s upgrade is premature: rights groups

At least two rights groups considered the United States’ decision to upgrade Thailand in Trafficking in Persons Report as premature. They are the Washington-based International Labour Rights Forum and Southeast Asia-based Fortify Rights. Full story: The Nation By The NationRead More