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18.09.2014
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Since seizing power from an elected government more than three months ago, Thailand's National Council for Peace and Order - the governing body of the coup makers - has continued to violate people's freedoms.

18.09.2014
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The subject of universal human rights took a local turn at a university forum on Tuesday night, with two top lawyers disagreeing over whether an anti-gay sex law should be done away with.

18.09.2014
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The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has opposed the proposal to lower the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility (MACR) from 15 years old to 13 years old.

18.09.2014
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President Benigno Aquino III was put on the spot over his administration’s human rights record shortly after he delivered a wide-ranging speech at a forum organized by an independent think tank here.

18.09.2014
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Labor activist Andy Hall says he is “feeling confident” as he awaits the verdict of a criminal trial brought against him by Thailand’s Natural Fruit company, although concerns have been raised about the safety of migrant workers testifying in Hall’s defense

18.09.2014
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A Thailand-based NGO working for gay, transgender and other migrant workers affected by HIV is urging the ASEAN Health Ministers presently meeting in Vietnam to commit to a compassionate public health response to migrant workers affected by HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.

18.09.2014
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By Avaneesh Pandey on September 17 2014 3:39 AM

18.09.2014
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Christians in Sabah, already hard pressed in fending off attempts to convert Bumiputera Christians to Islam, have told Putrajaya to leave non-Muslims alone to manage their respective faiths and that laws enacted for the administration of Islam should not be applied to non-Muslims nor should non-Muslims be subject to Shariah law.