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Open Legal aid center “Thai Lawyers for Human Rights” – TLHR

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Open Legal aid center “Thai Lawyers for Human Rights” – TLHR
Released on 28 May 2014
Today, 28 May 2014 a group of lawyers launched the “Thai Lawyers for Human Rights” –TLHR in order to provide legal advice and to enhance understanding about law, human rights and the orders currently being issued under the declaration of Martial Law in the country.
The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has issued a numbers of orders and regulations including a list of persons summoned by the NCPO who need to report themselves at the designated time and place. A number of persons have been detained and arrested under the Martial Law. Search operations are also being conducted.
These numerous orders and operations undertaken under the Martial Law has caused confusion and misunderstanding amongst ordinary persons who are not able to understand the complicated legal procedures under the Martial law. People are also not aware about their human rights.
In order to ease the situation, a group of Thai lawyers have cooperated and opened a hotline and email to receive primary complaints and answer questions from persons affected by the situation. The TLHR also intends to compile the cases to monitor the situation and the trends.
TLHR will provide legal assistance through volunteers and lawyers including receiving complaints, enquiries, trial observation, fact finding.
For enquiries, please call 096-7893172 and 096-7893173 at 09.00 – 17.00 daily or email at tlhr2014@gmail.com
The objective is to increase understanding of general population on the legal procedures under the martial law and new orders and to provide legal aid and assistance to those in need.
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