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Thailand: Charges Dropped in Activist’s Murder

Expand Karen activists hold a picture of Billy during a rally following his disappearance, Chiang Mai province, Thailand, April 22, 2014. © 2014 AP Photo (New York) – Thailand’s attorney general should overturn a departmental decision to drop the most serious charges against four park officials for the abduction and murder of a prominent ethnic Karen activist, Human Rights Watch said today. The officials currently face only minor malfeasance charges for the enforced disappearance and extrajudicial execution of Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen in April 2014. “The handling of Billy’s case makes…

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