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Reference : V-P-TH-E-00172
Date : 12/2010
Country/Region : THAILAND
Caption : Bangkok. The father of a detainee checks the departure time of the train back to Pattani from his rented accommodation in Bangkok. The next visit will be in another six months.
Photographer : WANICHAKORN, Wason
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Thailand: families from Thailand's deep south visit jailed relatives in Bangkok
Southern Thailand has been affected by violence since 2004, and ICRC delegates have been visiting people arrested in connection with the violence since it began. The ICRC has recently enabled 33 families to make the long trip from southern Thailand to Bangkok, to visit relatives held there in connection with the violence.
The visits are often emotional journeys for all concerned, as they offer a chance for prisoners and families to speak to one another freely and for much longer than the standard prison visiting times allow. For most detainees, many of whom are married and have children, these visits are a rare opportunity to see how their families are faring.
Since the programme started in 2005, 90 families have visited their relatives in prison.
Source: ICRC website, 18.01.2011

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Resolution : 4896x3264
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour