Three Rights Activists of Thailand charged over torture report

According to the reporters, not less than three human rights activists had been charged by the authorities over a report that alleged systematic torture of the suspected militias in Thai military and police custody.

The three activists who had been charged are associated with the NGOs that co-published the ground breaking report six months ago, said that they had been freed on Tuesday on bail after they had turned themselves in to the police in Pattani province.

All three of them were called there so as to give the answer to the interrogation over the charges of defaming the security services and violating Thailand`s Computer Act in connection with the publication of the joint study, as said by the lawyer.

As said by the lawyer Anukul Awaeputeh, who represents activists Pornoen Khongkachonkiet, Anchana Heemmina and Somchai Hom-la-or, “The suspects came to acknowkedge the charges and denied all the charges. They asked for permission to write a testimony so as to explain the circumstances around the report. The police approved and released them without bail.”

Not less than 6,500 people had lost their lives in the violence associated with a long running separatist insurgency in Thailand`s predominantly Muslim and Malay speaking southern corner region.

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