THAILAND: Public Seminar on 10th Anniversary of Somchai Neelapaijit’s Enforced Disappearance

Prominent Thai Muslim human rights lawyer, Somchai Neelapaijit, was abducted and subjected to enforced disappearance on 12 March 2004. At the time of his “disappearance”, Somchai Neelapaijit was a lawyer representing those allegedly tortured by police officers in the deep South. Ever since then, human rights organizations have continued to urge the Royal Thai Government to bring the perpetrators to justice and to end the serious ongoing human rights violations in the restive deep South, including arbitrary detention, enforced disappearances, extra-judicial killings and torture.

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and the Justice for Peace Foundation (JPF) would like to invite you to attend a public seminar to commemorate the “10th Anniversary of Somchai Neelapaijit’s Enforced Disappearance” in order to learn about the latest developments in the case, and to raise public awareness of the efforts to combat enforced disappearances and the culture of impunity in Thailand.

The event will take place on 12 March, 2014 at Jumpot-Pantip Meeting Hall, Prachatipok – Rampaipanni Conference Hall, Chulalongkorn University, Pratumwan, Bangkok, from 08.30 to 12.30. The programme is attached for your information.

We sincerely hope that you will be able to join us, and would appreciate if you could confirm your attendance by Friday 7 March 2014 to the ICJ at: 02 619 8477 ext. 102, [email protected] or to the JPF at: 02 4654099, [email protected].