Yaena Salaemae

Thailand: Harassment and intimidation of human rights defender Ms Yaena Salaemaeposted on: 2011/04/20

On 19 April 2011 the home of human rights defender Ms Yaena Salaemae was surrounded and searched by police and army officers in the Tak Bai District in Southern Thailand. Yaena Salaemae is a leading human rights defender in the Tak Bai District and is particularly active in calling for justice and accountability regarding the 2004 Tak Bai massacre during which seven protestors were shot dead and seventy-eight others died of suffocation and injuries following their arrest. Yaena Salaemae was a participant at Front Line's 2010 Fifth Dublin Platform.