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Evidence has emerged that Thailand’s navy shot at ethnic Rohingya 'boat people,' causing at least two deaths, Human Rights Watch said today.
Representatives of Asian churches will take part in a regional human rights training event in Thailand, promoting the human dignity of marginalised people.
Magazine editor and human rights defender Somyot Prueksakasemsuk must be immediately released from 17-month pre-trial detention, says Amnesty International.
Religious communities in Thailand are responding to a continuing flood crisis resulting from heavy monsoon rains in the last three months.
Amnesty has called on the new Thai government to bring the perpetrators of past human rights violations to justice, including protest-related deaths.
The Tokyo-based Niwano Peace Foundation has announced it will award its 2011 Peace Prize to Sulak Sivaraksa, a Thai Buddhist leader.
Christian Aid are focusing their Christmas appeal on the 42 million people who are displaced, driven from their homes by disaster, war, persecution or hunger.
The World Council of Churches has lamented the "intolerable loss of life" in Thailand and asked for all parties to abandon violence and return to negotiations.
Anti-government protesters in Thailand are withdrawing from their barricaded camp in Bangkok to avoid further deaths and bloodshed following the vicious military assault on them.
Human rights groups condemned the Thai government's repression of dissent, as anti-government protesters in Bangkok defied orders to leave their fortified camp in the country's capital.