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Salem-News.com (Oct-08-2015 15:35)

Honduras: Stop Intimidation and Threats Against Human Rights Defender Dina Meza

Since at least June 2015, Dina Meza has been subjected to constant surveillance at her house and on the street.

(LONDON) - Dina Meza I am William Nicholas Gomes, Human rights defender and Freelance journalist. I would like to draw your attention to the following case.

On 28 September 2015, unidentified men attempted to run over human rights defender Ms Dina Meza. The human rights defender was also the subject of a verbal attack by the two men. The intimidatory event follows months of threats and intimidation against Dina Meza, detailed below.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-22-2015 13:30)

Thailand Must End Harassment of Researchers and Human Rights Defenders

Human rights defender reaches out to the Prime Minister of Thailand for help in correcting wrongdoings.

(LONDON) - General Prayut Chan-o-cha I am writing to express our deep concern regarding the ongoing judicial and other harassment of human rights defenders, including journalists and researchers who report on human trafficking, or otherwise bring to light violations of labour and migrants' rights, and the lack of accountability for labour rights violations in Thailand.

A case in point is the upcoming final preliminary hearing on 20th July in a criminal defamation and computer crimes case, brought by Natural Fruit against researcher Andy Hall.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-14-2014 11:26)

Thailand Deported Around 1,300 Rohingya Refugees Back to Myanmar

Many of those who arrived in Thai waters were locked up in overcrowded immigration prisons.

(RANGOON World Bulletin) - Rohingya Muslim immigrants gather at the Immigration Detention Center in Kanchanaburi province, Thailand. About 1,300 Rohingya people who were detained in immigration detention centres and shelters across Thailand since January last year were deported to Burma three months ago.

Thailand’s Immigration Bureau commissioner Pharnu Kerdlarpphon said that the Rohingya people were deported with the cooperation of Thai and Burmese authorities.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-31-2013 12:10)

A New Year`s Eve Tale from Sunny Phuket

If we all really set our minds to it, we should be able to do something about changing things in 2014, shouldn’t we?

(PHUKET, Thailand) - Phuket marketplace Yesterday, I exchanged a few words, in English, with what my keen ear detected to be a Russian woman who was waiting in a KFC queue with a pretty little girl of about five.

A little later, the girl must have asked her mother to take her to the washroom, because they disappeared for a few minutes and returned just as I reached the front of the queue.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-24-2013 01:00)

A Tale of Two Diplomats

Diplomat Ms. Khodragade and Mr. Easton: both diplomats but worlds apart in the miscarriage of justice.

(LONDON) - British diplomat Michael Easton with underage One diplomat is a 39-year old Indian woman who this week was hauled into a New York City jail, stripped, subjected to a humiliating “full body cavity search,” and charged with a convoluted visa fraud violation which could bring her a 10-year prison sentence.

The other “diplomat” isn’t really a diplomat but an official cover British Secret Intelligence Service (MI-6) working undercover in the British Embassy in Moscow who clearly is afforded more diplomatic protection than the proper Indian diplomat abused by American authorities this week.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-13-2013 11:21)

Thailand: Human Rights Ambassador Condemns Continuing Attacks and Intimidation of Southern Peasants` Federation Members

Human Rights Ambassador gravely concerned by the recent attacks and acts of intimidation against Khlong Sai Pattana community...

(Washington, D.C) - On 8 November 2013, shots were fired in the air by unidentified men to intimidate members of the Khlong Sai Pattana community, which is affiliated with the Southern Peasants' Federation of Thailand (SPFT).

This is part of an ongoing series of attacks and intimidation targeting human rights defenders affiliated with SPFT.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-24-2013 16:11)

BURMA: Refugee Camp Death Toll Rises to 42

Authorities believe the fire was sparked by an unattended cooking flame.

(MAE SURRIN REFUGEE CAMP, Thailand) - Deadly fire at the Mae Surin camp in Mae Hong Son province, Thailand. The toll from a blaze that swept through a camp in northern Thailand has risen to 42, a Thai official told AFP on Saturday, after hundreds of temporary homes for refugees from Myanmar were reduced to ashes.

Dozens of people were injured in the fire, which broke out on Friday at the Mae Surin camp in Mae Hong Son province, with women, children and the elderly believed to make up the majority of the victims, most of whom are ethnic Karenni.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-08-2012 12:41)

Statement by the Press Secretary on the President Traveling to Asia

Additional details about the trip will be released at a later date.

(WASHINGTON DC) - Thailand Burma Cambodia The following statement was released today, we had reported in recent days that Obama would visit Rangoon, and now that has been confirmed by the White House.

The President will travel to Bangkok, Thailand; Rangoon, Burma and Phnom Penh, Cambodia from November 17-20.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-24-2012 18:11)

Anti-Rohingya Rally in Myanmar

Longtime residents of Burma, the Rohingya are viewed as 'illegal immigrants'.

(BANGKOK) - Ethnic Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar hold placards and shout slogans during a rally in front of the US embassy in Bangkok on Wednesday, calling for international intervention. Hundreds of Buddhist university students rallied on Wednesday against Muslims in a flashpoint city at the centre of communal tensions in western Myanmar, a protest leader told AFP.

The protest in Sittwe, capital of Rakhine state, followed overnight violence in nearby towns as a fresh outbreak of unrest between ethnic Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya stretched into a third day.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-09-2012 20:37)

Thailand: Take Immediate Steps to Abolish Death Penalty: an Irrevocable, Inhuman, Cruel and Degrading Punishment

According to the United Nations, approximately 150 countries have abolished the death penalty or introduced a moratorium, either in law or in practice.

(SALEM) - Map of Thailand Ten years have passed since the first 'World Day Against the Death Penalty' and still the struggle for this most basic point continues in a world where many people are falsely convicted.

More than three years have passed since Thailand carried out an execution. Two convicted drug traffickers were put to death in August 2009, they died by lethal injection.

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