AGE OF VICTIM: unknown ETHNICITY: Malayu SUMMARY OF TESTIMONY: On 11 July 2007, Mr Mayunit Loneeya was taken by eight members of the Village Protection Association in civilian clothing, who requested that he go see the Sub-district Administration Organization’s overseer regarding information on criminals crossing the border into the country. At the time, Mayunit knew the overseer, Mr Maso Matae, so he went but never returned. His older sister is the last person to have seen Mayunit since that evening. In the morning, she went to the overseer’s house for information on her brother’s whereabouts; the overseer denied any recollection of a person called Mayunit. Although the victim had no previous interaction with the security forces, he had been forced to attend a 10 day training course called ‘Builders of Peaceful Society First Generation’, allegedly in order to have his name taken off the blacklist. Apart from this, Mayunit had not been involved in drugs nor had he been sympathetic to insurgency groups. OFFICIAL ACTION: Mayunit’s family reported his disappearance at Jaqua Police Station, but the police only accepted the case after the family managed to get Narathiwat army base to recognize their plea. In Court, the eight perpetrators were adamant to have released the victim that same night, after trying to haggle a lower price of rubber wood with him. The Attroyney – General of Narathiwat has since closed the case due to lack of concrete evidence. Mayunit’s wife, Ms Nooreya Yousor, has received some compensation to help with their daughter’s education from Luersoh District Council, but Mayunit’s business debts are so big that the money will not stretch far enough.
Incident 33 NAME: Mr Marudin Wava DATE OF INCIDENT: 22 August 2007 APPROX. LOCATION OF INCIDENT: victim’s residence (as given address) DATE OF REPORT: 29 August 2008 ADDRESS OF VICTIM: 122 village no.5, Taling-chan sub-district, Bannang Sata district, Yala province AGE OF VICTIM: 42 ETHNICITY: Malayu SUMMARY OF TESTIMONY: Religious teacher in Pattani province and father of three, Mr Marudin Wava, was abducted from his house in Taling-chan sub-district, Bannang Sata district, Yala province, on 22 August 2007. At around 7.30 p.m. a group of 10 men in military uniform barged in the home the victim shares with his 43
Enforced Disappearances in Thailand