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Posts Tagged ‘Migrant Workers’ (52 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 ➤

AASYC’s Statement on the Unlawful Verdict of the Koh Tao Murder Case

1. All Arakan Students’ and Youths’ Congress (AASYC) find it shocking to witness the unlawful verdict of Koh Tao Murder Case, for which both UK, home to the bereaved family, and Myanmar, motherland of the accused, also express little sympathy and slight willingness to ascertain justice for the accused […]

December 25, 2015  •  By All Arakan Student's and Youths' Congress  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Thailand:Threats Continue in Human Trafficking Trial

(Bangkok, December 24, 2015)— Witnesses involved in a high-profile human trafficking trial are under threat and are not receiving adequate protections in Thailand, Fortify Rights said today. Key witnesses have been forced into hiding while others are confined in shelters […]

December 24, 2015  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Koh Tao Murder Case Accused and Legal Defense Team Awaits Koh Samui Court Verdict on 24th December 2015

Hannah Witheridge (23) and David Miller (24) were murdered on 15th September 2014 on Koh Tao, a tourist island in the Gulf of Thailand. The murder investigation was widely criticised both domestically and internationally due to alleged mishandling of forensic evidence and alleged torture both of the two accused and migrant workers living on Koh Tao Island. The challenges faced to Thailand’s law enforcement and justice systems in this case also cast a serious shadow over the safety of tourism in Thailand […]

December 21, 2015  •  By Migrant Workers Rights Network  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Garment Workers – Demand Award Wages, Lunch Breaks and Reasonable Overtime Hours

About 700 migrant workers from the Garman (aka A1) garment factory in Mae Sot, Thailand staged a protest over seven demands […]

July 17, 2015  •  By S'Phan Shuang  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Thailand: Mass Graves of Rohingya Found in Trafficking Camp

(New York) – The discovery of more than 30 bodies in a human trafficking camp should prompt Thai authorities to authorize an independent, United Nations-assisted investigation, commit to publish its findings, and bring those responsible to justice, including any government officials involved, Human Rights Watch said today […]

May 1, 2015  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  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 ➤

Finnwatch Researcher Andy Hall Trial in Thailand: Charge is Dismissed due to Unlawful Interrogation Process

The Prakanong Court in Bangkok dismissed defamation charge brought against Andy Hall by Natural Fruit Company Ltd, a pineapple export factory. Natural Fruit has launched multiple criminal and civil prosecution against the researcher and activist since February 2013 as a result of his contribution to a Finnwatch report published in 2013. The report revealed serious human rights violations at Natural Fruit’s pineapple juice production facilities […]

October 29, 2014  •  By Finnwatch  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Demanding Justice for Migrant Arakanese Youths, Demonstration in Front of Thai Consulate in New York

20 Oct 2014 Photo By Narinjara NewsAround 30 Burmese nationals, most of them are Arakanese , staged a demonstration in front of Thai Consulate in New York on Friday demanding justice to two Arakanese migrant workers, who were detained in Thailand in a murder case there, said Ko Khaing Ba Khine, one of the organizers of the event in America.

The demonstrators, who assembled in front of the Consulate General of Thailand for two hours beginning on 2 pm, urged the Thai government in Bangkok to scrutinize the case fairly, where the two Arakanese youths have been accused of murdering two British citizens namely David Miller (25 years old) and Hannah Witheridge (23) […]

October 20, 2014  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤