Internal military documents that recently came to light expose the Indonesian military’s surveillance of peaceful activists, politicians, and clergy in the easternmost province of Papua, Human Rights Watch said on 15 August.
Thailand is still stunned by the military assault on the Red Shirt encampment in the tourist centre of the capital city of Bangkok on 19 May. Walden Bello points out that there was a class element behind the conflict between the Red Shirts and Yellow Shirts.
Thailand’s Clean Clothes Campaign is shocked and angered by arrest and detention of well-known Thai labour and human rights advocate Somyot Pruksakasemsuk. No charges have been pressed against him and no proper inquiry held – and now his detention has been extended.