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'Insulting the king': Bail denied
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 06-01-2015 15:13 — filed under: ,
Somyot Pruksakasemsuk's 16th request for bail and temporary release, made in November 2014, has been just turned down by the Supreme Court. Somyot had allegedly insulted the Thai royal family.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Books and plastic replicas of prison food: a visit to Somyot
by geertjan published 14-11-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: ,
In November, our colleague Marcella Kraay visited Somyot in prison in Thailand.
Located in News / / 11 / 14
Burmese migrant workers' factory announces closure
by anne published 02-10-2014 last modified 06-01-2015 15:35 — filed under: ,
Over 500 Burmese migrant workers at the Yuan Jiou factory in Mae Sot, Thailand, were fighting to be paid the minimum wage, for an end to forced overtime and for an employment contract. In the fall of 2014 the factory announced its closure as of December.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Court hearing Somyot 19th December: an update
by geertjan published 05-12-2012 last modified 25-04-2013 13:53 — filed under: ,
Somyot, a Thai labour activist, human rights defender and magazine editor, has been in detention since April 2011, awaiting trial under the Thai lèse-majesté law* (Article 112) for the publication of two articles deemed insulting to the monarch. He faces up to 30 years in prison.
Located in News / / 12 / 05
Dismissed Mölnlycke workers continue their struggle
by geertjan published 29-11-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , ,
More than one year of workers' struggle has not moved the company Mölnlycke Health Care (Thailand) Ltd., the Thai subsidiary of a Swedish multinational, to reinstate 22 union members that were unfairly dismissed in September 2011. The company produces hospital gowns for among others public health institutions in Sweden and Norway. Norwegian health institutions recently announced it would be particularly hard to sign a new contract with Mölnlycke given the company's continued refusal to reinstate the workers even after a national tripartite body ordered them to do so. Mölnlycke produces a wide range of other medical devices in several countries, including Indonesia, Belgium, Thailand, Malaysia, France, Poland and the Czech Republic.
Located in News / / 11 / 29
Final push to free Somyot
by geertjan published 05-12-2012 last modified 25-04-2013 13:53 — filed under: ,
“Here in Thailand they know I get a lot of international support. Without that support I would maybe already be dead.”
Located in News / / 12 / 05
First time victory: Migrant workers receive minimum wage in Thailand
by geertjan published 20-06-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , ,
For the first time, migrant workers in the Mae Sot area successfully demanded wages in accordance with the new legal minimum wage. Factory owner M Apparel (one of Lee's suppliers) gave into the demand of 323 (mostly female) workers after negotiations with the workers who received support of MAP foundation and Yaung Chi Oo Worker Association.
Located in News / / 06 / 20
Five years on, international organizations renew their call for the release of Somyot Phrueksakasemsuk
by Mirjam van Heugten published 29-04-2016 last modified 29-04-2016 08:12 — filed under: , , ,
On the eve of the five-year anniversary of his detention, we, the undersigned international organizations, condemn the ongoing and arbitrary deprivation of liberty of human rights defender Somyot Phrueksakasemsuk and call on Thailand’s authorities to immediately and unconditionally release him.
Located in News / / 04 / 29
Free Somyot! Freedom of speech is not a crime
by geertjan published 05-09-2012 last modified 25-04-2013 13:43 — filed under: , ,
On 19 September the Thai Criminal Court will announce the date of the verdict of Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, well known editor and long time labour rights activist in Thailand. He can face 30 years in prison. We need your voice again, so let it be loud!
Located in News / / 09 / 05
Free Somyot: 4 years in jail for 'insulting the king'
by Mirjam van Heugten published 30-04-2015 last modified 30-04-2015 07:51 — filed under: , ,
Today it has been four years since Thai editor and labour rights activist Somyot Pruksakaemsuk was arrested and imprisoned in Thailand, based on the lèse majesté law. CCC is concerned for his health and calls for his immediate release.
Located in News / / 04 / 30