Angkhana Neelaphaijit - Commissioner of the Thai Human Rights Commission
Angkhana Neelaphaijit stands in by the window in her office at the Human Rights Commission of Thailand.
She is a Thai human rights activist and Commissioner of the Thai Human Rights Commission and the wife of disappeared human rights lawyer Somchai Neelaphaijit. In March 2004 her husband was abducted in central Bangkok and never seen again whilst he was defending a group men from the South of Thailand who were arrested on terrorism charges and claimed they were tortured in police custody.The people involved were never charged with anything more than coercion and gang-robbery as the body of Somchai Neelaphaijit was never found.
She was a nurse and a housewife when her husband was abducted and since that day, during her 11 years long fight for justice on behalf of her husband, she has risen to become the Commissioner of the Thai Human Rights Commission.
- Luke Duggleby
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