Further updated: Somchai Neelaphaijit case back in court

18 01 2011

The Asian Human Rights Commission has a press release regarding the case of disappeared lawyer Somchai Neelaphaijit, which is to have a further iteration in an Appeals Court on 21 January. For details on the case, see the AHRC page on Somchai. This reading of a verdict is delayed from September 2010 and is one of the last remaining legal avenues for pushing the case against the authorities claimed to be involved in Somchai’s disappearance.

Updates: There’s more detail in this this Bangkok Post story. It is reported that the Appeals Court on Friday postponed its verdict on the five former policemen accused in the disappearance of human rights lawyer Somchai to 7 February, “to allow a legal formality.”



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11 08 2011
Impunity and the judiciary | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] Suderueman was one of the clients of disappeared human rights lawyer Somchai Neelaphaijit (for earlier accounts on Somchai’s case see here and here). […]

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