U.S.-aided drug-war deaths, torture, beatings. The
war on drugs has cost the lives of many Akha, who never saw a day in
court. U.S. aid, equipment, and training supports the Thai police and
Thailand's brutal U.S.-aided death-squad drug war. Photos of dead, tortured, wounded, scars, families, etc.. During the period of the mass-murdering Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The photos and photo captions are from Matthew McDaniel of the Akha Heritage Foundation. Photo albums are farther down. Click the album image to view the photo albums. For more photos, links, info, videos, etc. see his website: http://www.akha.org"US-Thailand’s 'License To Kill'. 2274 Extra-Judicial Killings In 90 Days". The Akha Journal of the Golden Triangle. By Matthew McDaniel. Vol. 1. No. 2. October 2003. Relevant section of journal 2: http://www.akha.org/upload/journal/akhajournal2p6.pdf - Cover and first part of journal 2: http://www.akha.org/upload/journal/akhajournal2p1.pdf -
Link list for all parts of the journals.
Main drug-war index page at
Akha.org has list of related links at the bottom of the page:
2003. Human Rights Watch. Thailand: Anti-Drug Campaign
Reaches New Low. More Than 50 Organizations Sign Letter of Protest.
Southeast Asia: Probe into Thai Drug War Killings Getting
Underway. Drug War Chronicle, Issue #497, August 10, 2007.
Search the Akha Weekly Journal Yahoo Group
Akha 1503 Case Filed, January 2004, UN Filing UNOHCHR,
Geneva - Detailed Case Accounts of the Killings and Torture. 46 cases
out of thousands.
Akha.org site search by Google. The
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May-2003. U.S.-aided Thailand death squads go on. 1000's
dead. Drug war and more. DEA, U.S. police, and U.S. military
involvement with Thailand. Akha Foundation, Indymedia, etc..
*July 7, 2004 New York Times article. "LETTER FROM
ASIA; She Tilts Against Power, but Don't Call Her Quixotic." By Jane
Perlez. Article quote: "Among those either killed, or missing and
presumed dead, were campaigners against logging, dams and wastewater
projects." Another article quote: "She reminded those audiences,
she said, that more than 2,000 people suspected of breaking drug
laws were killed during a three-month 'war on drugs' by the Thaksin
government last year , a move that prompted the State Department
to criticize Thailand's 'worsened' human rights record."