U.S. State Department’s 2005 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

U.S. State Department's 2005 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - March 8, 2006
In past years Prime Minister Thaksin has reacted vigorously to these reports. This year's report on Thailand:
* arbitrary and unlawful killings by both security force personnel and insurgents as well as deaths in police custody
* torture and excessive use of force by police
* poor conditions in some prisons and immigrant detention facilities
* arbitrary arrest and prolonged detention without charge
* impunity for human rights abusers
* intimidation of the press leading to self-censorship
* widespread corruption
* violence and discrimination against women trafficking in persons
* discrimination against hill tribes and other minorities
* inadequate protection of worker rights
* forced labor and child labor
* mistreatment of foreign migrant workers
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