Thailand: Sad Day for Justice as Police Officers Acquitted and Family Denied Right of Co-plaintiff in the Enforced Disappearance of Leading Human Rights Defender

Amnesty International condemns continuing impunity for the enforced disappearance of human rights lawyer Somchai Neelapaijit, following decisions by the Supreme Court that perpetuate obstacles to justice for his family. The Court acquitted five policemen of criminal responsibility for the enforced disappearance of lawyer and human rights defender Somchai Neelapaijit, who has not been seen since he was abducted in central Bangkok in March 2004. In a blow for victim’s rights, the court denied his family the right to act on his behalf.

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