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Posts Tagged ‘Migrant Worker Rights Network’ (6 found)

Koh Tao Murder Case Legal Defense Team and Accused’s Mothers Today Submit 200 Page Death Sentence Conviction Appeal to Koh Samui Court

Today at 9am a team of pro-bono lawyers working under the Lawyers Council of Thailand (LCT) to defend two Myanmar migrant workers sentenced to death following conviction on 24th December 2015 for the rape and murder of a female British tourist and the murder of a British male tourist on Koh Tao Island, Thailand in September 2014 submitted a 198 page appeal against this conviction and sentencing to Koh Samui Court […]

May 23, 2016  •  By Migrant Workers Rights Network  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Migrants: Justice and Koh Tao Murder Case

Prior to British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller’s heinous murders last September, migrant worker’s presence and everyday lives on Koh Tao island were not publicly discussed. This situation abruptly changed once migrants were identified by case investigators as key suspects behind the killings […]

July 2, 2015  •  By Migrant Worker Rigths Network  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Justice: Koh Tao Murder Case – Fundraising Campaign Launched To Support Defendants Fair Trial

The Migrant Worker Rights Network (MWRN), representing migrant workers in Thailand, has today launched an appeal to support an adequate defense, by appointed lawyers, of two Myanmar migrant workers accused of gang rape and murder of two British tourists on Koh Tao Island, Thailand in September 2014. The fundraising campaign comes amidst widespread concerns regarding the possible arrest of scapegoats in this case who didn’t commit acts of murder or rape. […]

January 27, 2015  •  By Migrant Worker Rights Network  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Thai PM’s Meet with Myanmar President Must Produce Real Results for Exploited Migrants

Tomorrow (9th Oct), Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha will officially meet Myanmar’s President Thein Sein in Naypyidaw (Myanmar) in an attempt to strengthen the positive relationship between Thailand and Myanmar. One issue that will be raised during this meeting concerns the situation of 3 to 4 million Myanmar migrants living and working in Thailand […]

October 8, 2014  •  By Migrant Worker Rights Network  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Thailand: Fears of Crackdown Trigger Exodus

(New York) – The Thai military authorities should urgently improve human rights protections of migrant workers to end their mass flight from the country, Human Rights Watch said today.

Following the military coup on May 22, 2014, several hundred thousand registered and unregistered migrant workers from Cambodia, Burma, and Laos have fled the country in fear of a government crackdown and newly announced regulations. More than 200,000 Cambodian workers […]

June 20, 2014  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Ineffective Protection of Migrant Labour as a Migrant Worker Died Unprotected

Since 2009, a number of migrant workers from Burma have undergone nationality verification process and become legal migrant workers in Thailand. In almost two years of the implementation, the policy has been set out clearly […]

August 15, 2011  •  By Labor rights groups  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤