- Location of case in SG report
- Relevant SG report
- Year of the report
- Country Geolocation
- Country Geolocation (linked Countries)
- East Asia and Pacific
- Type of record
- Named individual
- Was the victim a foreign national?
- Was the victim a minor?
- Individual's/organization's activity
founder of the Patani Human Rights Organization Network and a field officer since 2013 for an investigation funded by the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture
- Type of rights defended
- Civil/political rights
- Was the victim a civil servant, member of the security forces or of the judiciary?
- Reported trigger of reprisal
Mr. Teh is responsible for helping document 82 cases of allegations of torture that were submitted by civil society representatives to the Committee Against Torture.
- Engagement with UN body
- UN Treaty Bodies: CAT
- Dates of engagement
- Type of attempted engagement
- Submission of information to UN
- Dates of mentioned reprisals
- 14 February 2018
- Location of mentioned reprisals
- Pattani province
- Reprisal information
It was reported that on 14 February 2018, a case was opened against Mr. Ismaael Teh; Military officials of the Internal Security Operations Command Region 4 (ISOC Region 4) via the Pattani Provincial Police reportedly accused Mr. Teh of defamation following a television interview in which he recounted his own personal experience of torture while in military custody in Pattani province, in 2006. In October 2016, the Supreme Administrative Court had ruled that Mr. Teh had been physically abused in military custody based on medical records, and ordered the Thai Royal Army to award him compensation. Mr. Teh’s interview was broadcast on a Thai PBS program on 5 February 2018, after which he was accused of defaming the 4th Army Region and ISOC Region 4.
- Alleged/likely perpetrators
- State actors
- Was the reprisal based on new legislation?
- Does the report make general comment about country’s environment for engagement with UN?
- Is the country cited for a "pattern of reprisal" in the context of this case?
- Is a pattern of reprisals mentioned otherwise in the context of this case?
- Does the report cite "self-censorship" as an issue in the context of this case?
- How many times has the case been followed up in subsequent SG reports?