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Pressure mounts on Thai junta over fake bomb detectors

Jun 27, 2016 - 5:55 PM

Thailand s pro democracy Red Shirt movement is demanding details of the contracts for the GT200 device

(FILES) This file picture taken on March 2, 2010 shows a Thai soldier using a GT200 detector as he patrols the streets of Yala, in Thailand's restive south.  Activists on June 27, 2016 urged Britain to hand over details of the multi-million-dollar sale to Thailand of fake bomb detectors that led to the detention of scores of innocent people. British fraudster Gary Bolton was jailed in 2013 for making millions selling the GT200 -- which he billed as a "magic wand" able to detect tiny particles of explosives or drugs from hundreds of metres away. / AFP PHOTO / STR

In Vietnam, blogger means ‘in danger’

Sep 26, 2012 - 3:13 PM

These shocking prison sentences confirm our worst fears – that the Vietnamese authorities have chosen to make an example of these bloggers in an attempt to silence others

Extrajudicial killings remain unprosecuted in PH

May 23, 2012 - 3:29 PM

Among the greatest hurdles in the effective prosecution of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances in the country are the military’s failure to cooperate in investigations and the limitations of the Philippine criminal justice system