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prioritized, as a demonstration of commitment to respecting the rights of victims of offences by the security forces in southern Thailand and as a step toward improving relations with the Muslim community. A mechanism through which victims not included within these cases can receive compensation, should be rapidly established. In cases documented in this report relating to the government’s counter-insurgency policy in southern Thailand, where there is evidence indicating potential perpetrators; investigations and prosecutions should take place. The forensic investigation in the case of Budiman Woni should be re-opened and scientific methods should be used to determine if the body that officials believe to be Budiman Woni is in fact really his. If it is necessary for an exhumation to take place it should be conducted by independent and suitably qualified experts – where necessary international assistance should be requested. The rights of Budiman Woni’s family should be fully respected throughout this process. War on Narcotic Drugs and drug related

The Government should reinvestigate all killings and other human rights violations during the 2003 War on Narcotic Drugs. Perpetrators of extra-judicial killings should be prosecuted and command responsibility should be investigated to ensure those in senior positions who contributed to the crimes that took place during the war on drugs are also prosecuted. An investigation into the crimes that took place in and around Chiang Mai should be conducted and rangers, soldiers and officials responsible for the crimes that took place there in 2003, prosecuted. Jahwa Jalo’s body should be exhumed as part of a formal criminal investigation into his murder. The exhumation should be conducted by independent and suitably qualified experts, where necessary international assistance should be requested. The rights of Jahwa Jalo’s family should be fully respected throughout this process and his remains returned to them as soon as possible. The Government of Thailand should avoid ethnic profiling in drug-related policies. Relationships with security officials

The Government should overtly discourage criminal behavior of government officials, particularly in relation to drug smuggling, people trafficking, extortion and illegal lotteries. This behaviour should be discouraged through:  Suspension of police, military or government officials suspected of such behavior during investigation;  Prosecution of those alleged to be involved in such behavior and sentences suited to the severity of the crime; and  Removal or dishonourable discharge of the individual from their position if found guilty. Ensure that criminal prosecutions are pursued for officials alleged to be involved in corruption, in addition to investigations under the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC). Ensure where

Enforced Disappearances in Thailand  

Enforced Disappearances in Thailand

Enforced Disappearances in Thailand  

Enforced Disappearances in Thailand

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