Somyos at the Human Rights Council

5 10 2011

Somyos Prueksakasemsuk,’s case will be heard at Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the U.N. Human Rights Council on 5 October 2011 in Geneva. For the complete details, go here.

The UPR will, for the first time, consider Thailand’s human rights record. This is an important meeting for those who support the anti-lese majeste campaign. The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the Thai Union for Civil Liberty (UCL) will be lobbying this meeting to review the law (more info here).

The case on the arrest and arbitrary detention of Somyos is here.

The Free Somyot Campaign partner, the Clean Clothes Campaign issued a statement on 4 October to the media in Geneva to support the Thai Human Rights Campaigner, Kwanravee Wangudom on 5 October 2011 who travels to Geneva to participate in the UPR. She represents dozens of human and labour rights activists assembled under the “Article 112: Awareness Campaign” fighting against abuse of the lese majeste law to silence activists and the media in Thailand.



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