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A Year on, No Word on Fate of Abducted Thai Dissident
June 04, 2021

A Year on, No Word on Fate of Abducted Thai Dissident

By Sebastian Strangio
The rights group Amnesty International calls the Cambodian government's investigation “negligent.”

Thai Government Readies Legal Shackles for Civil Society
May 07, 2021

Thai Government Readies Legal Shackles for Civil Society

By Sebastian Strangio
If passed, the law will be used to target organizations deemed to threaten Thailand's entrenched political elite.
Thai Court Denies Bail for Hunger Striking Protest Leaders
April 30, 2021

Thai Court Denies Bail for Hunger Striking Protest Leaders

By Sebastian Strangio
The move came as Prime Minister Prayut assumed sweeping new powers to fight the current outbreak of COVID-19.

Under Cover of Myanmar’s Coup, Neighboring Countries Continue Crackdowns
February 10, 2021

Under Cover of Myanmar’s Coup, Neighboring Countries Continue Crackdowns

By Sebastian Strangio
Once again, Myanmar is the pariah state that relativizes the rest of the region’s abuses.

With Severe Sentence, Thailand Deepens Its War on Critics of the Monarchy
January 20, 2021

With Severe Sentence, Thailand Deepens Its War on Critics of the Monarchy

By Sebastian Strangio
Thailand wields a controversial law in its attempt to stamp out a campaign of student-led protests.

Sister of Missing Thai Dissident Meets with Cambodian Judge
December 08, 2020

Sister of Missing Thai Dissident Meets with Cambodian Judge

By Associated Press
Wanchalearm Satsaksit was snatched off the street in front of his Phnom Penh apartment in early June.

UN Renews Push on Thai Activist’s Disappearance
September 16, 2020

UN Renews Push on Thai Activist’s Disappearance

By Sebastian Strangio
Correspondence reveals the Cambodian government's threadbare investigation into the apparent abduction.
Southeast Asian Parliamentarians Face Chilly Political Climate
September 15, 2020

Southeast Asian Parliamentarians Face Chilly Political Climate

By Sebastian Strangio
The region’s authoritarian turn has made life difficult for lawmakers opposing entrenched political interests.

Reckoning With Human Rights Violations in Thailand's Extraterritorial Investments
July 17, 2018

Reckoning With Human Rights Violations in Thailand's Extraterritorial Investments

By Wora Suk
As Thailand's investments across ASEAN increase, the country must commit to human rights due diligence that has been lacking.

Thailand’s Draconian Cyber Law Sparks Rights Fears
December 23, 2016

Thailand’s Draconian Cyber Law Sparks Rights Fears

By Mong Palatino
Revised law could be yet another blow to freedoms.

A New Era of Intolerance in Thailand?
November 01, 2016

A New Era of Intolerance in Thailand?

By Shawn W. Crispin
Rising nationalism after the king's death could signal worrying days ahead for the country.
China-Thailand Relations in the Spotlight with Activist Deportation
October 07, 2016

China-Thailand Relations in the Spotlight with Activist Deportation

By Shawn W. Crispin
A recent incident has raised questions about how beholden Bangkok is to Beijing.

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