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14 Years Since 'Disappearance' of Thai Rights Lawyer

The Thai government has allowed another year to pass without resolving the enforced disappearance of prominent human rights lawyer Somchai Neelapaijit. Expand A sketch of Somchai Neelapaijit, a prominent Muslim human rights lawyer abducted in Bangkok on March 12, 2004.  © 2015 Private Somchai, the former chairman of Thailand’s Muslim Lawyers Association and vice-chairman of the Human Rights Committee of the Lawyers Council of Thailand, was abducted on March 12, 2004, in Bangkok by alleged police officers. He has not been seen since. Because Thailand’s penal code does not recognize enforced…

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