UDD strategy

6 01 2013

The Red Shirt blog reports on the announcement of the official United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship strategy for 2013. Four points are listed and each “means to challenge a different consequence of the 2006 coup and its aftermath.” They are:

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1. The UDD “will prioritize its ongoing struggle for amnesty for political prisoners. UDD leader Tida Tawornseth called on the government to issue an amnesty decree within the next two months.” Thida Tawornsate Tojirakarn spoke of “anger and frustration among Red Shirts who expected more action from the Pheu Thai administration.”

2. The “fight for justice and an end to state violence  in Thailand.” The “UDD believes that granting the International Criminal Court (ICC) jurisdiction to open a preliminary investigation would help ensure a fair process for all.” While welcoming legal actions against Abhisit Vejjajiva and Suthep Thaugsuban, the UDD noted that “their criminal responsibility is shared by high ranking military officers who have avoided any scrutiny from the Thai judiciary.”

3. Constitutional reform. “The UDD is unwavering in its conviction that the government must proceed with a third reading of the charter amendment bill.”

4. The UDD “will continue to appeal to new members to join in the battle for democracy. Political schools will be opened throughout the year to help local leaders advance a common strategy which adheres to the fundamental principles of democratic practice and non-violence.”


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7 01 2013
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7 01 2013
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