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they cannot accept cases where the person has been missing for less than 24 hours. They then tried Ingkayutthaboriharn army base (Pattani province), but his name was not on the entry list. The victim was not involved with insurgents, nor was he ever previously arrested, but he had been placed on the blacklist for reasons that were not made evident to him or his family. In 2009, officers in army uniforms came to his house and searched the property. The victim’s wife recognized the soldiers to be from the Pu Yut army checkpoint not far from where they live. She said that after that initial search, soldiers would come after every violent incident in the area as they suspected Doromea to be an insurgent criminal. It is not unusual for people to be taken by the army, but most of the time the families know they have been taken and they tend to return within a few weeks. The victim’s wife talks of other men from Lada village, for example, one was taken to Suan Somdet army base for a month. In comparison, after many months, Mr Jaelea remains missing. OFFICIAL ACTION: On 18 March 2010, the family filed a report with the police. Incident 38 NAME: Mr Ibroheng Karhong and Mr Dolhami Marea DATE OF INCIDENT: 30 April 2011 APPROX. LOCATION OF INCIDENT: Border Patrol Police Camp of Naresuan, between villages nos.1 and 2, Banglang sub-district, Bannang Sata district, Yala province DATE OF REPORTS: 15 June 2011 ADDRESS OF VICTIM: village no.2, Ban Santi village, Banglang sub-district, Bannang Sata district, Yala province AGE OF VICTIM: 25 and 23, respectively ETHNICITY: Malayu SUMMARY OF TESTIMONY: Mr Ibroheng Karhong was a rubber tree tapper and gardener. He had married only seven to eight months before his disappearance. On the day he disappeared, he was attempting to retrieve his confiscated boat from the Border Patrol Police Camp of Naresuan. His friend, Dolhami Marea, had gone with Ibroheng for support. Neither Ibroheng nor Dolhami returned home on the evening of 30 April 2011. Ibroheng’s boat had been taken away by the local border patrol police, locally known as the ‘Parachute Police Camp’, on 27 April 2011. Both Ibroheng and his wife, Ms Nur-armanee Euma, were absent when it happened and so were not made aware of the reason why the police had confiscated their property (Nur-armenee’s younger sister was the only one to witness the confiscation). On 30 April, it was Ibroheng’s intention to try and get his boat back with diplomacy, which is why he had enquired the help of the Village Headman (although 49

Enforced Disappearances in Thailand  
Enforced Disappearances in Thailand  

Enforced Disappearances in Thailand

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