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Forest dwellers continue to face prosecution for ‘trespassing’ on their ancestral homeland

The ordeal of the Bang Kloi forest dwellers, a community of indigenous Karen that was forcefully evicted from its ancestral homeland in 2011, might soon continue in court. Following rumours of an imminent indictment of 29 community members for trespassing on national park land in 2021, Bang Kloi representatives petitioned the government to drop the case.
Today, on the International Day of Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, HaRDstories would like to remember and honour those women/human rights defenders who were silenced and never seen again. We would also like to acknowledge the pain and suffering their families and loved ones endured.
In the forced disappearance case of human rights defender Porlajee "Billy" Rakchongcharoen, the Attorney General's Office on Monday indicted four national park officials accused of abducting and murdering the prominent activist in April 2014.
On the 12th and 13th August the Khao Lao Yai-Pha Chan Dai Forest Conservation Group celebrated the 2 year anniversary of successfully closing down a nearby stone quarry that has impacted the surrounding communities for 28 years.
Renowned Thai environmental rights defender Niwat Roykaew receives this year's prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize.
On 24 May 2022, a network of civil society groups under the name "People's Democracy Movement of Thailand" (PDMT) took to the streets of Bangkok to protest a draft law on the regulation of non-profit organisations.
Environmentalist Chut Wutty was one of the leading voices for forest conservation in Cambodia. He was killed ten years ago, shot dead by a soldier in the Cardamom Mountains. But the precise circumstances of his death remain muddled.
On 10 May 2022, two of Thailand’s most renowned women human rights defenders, Angkhana Neelapaijit and Anchana Heemina, testified in a lawsuit accusing the government and the military of misinformation at Ratchada Civil Court.
Photo: Luke Duggleby/Protection International

International Day of Enforced Disappearances

Today, on the International Day of Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, HaRDstories would like to remember and honour those women/human rights defenders who were silenced and never seen again. We would also like to acknowledge the pain and suffering their families and loved ones endured.

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International Day of Enforced Disappearances

Today, on the International Day of Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, HaRDstories would like to remember and honour those women/human rights defenders who were silenced and never seen again. We would also like to acknowledge the pain and suffering their families and loved ones endured.

Read More