Drop political charges

23 03 2023

Over the past few years, Amnesty International Thailand has moved considerably from being a yellow-hued organization to something that is actually interested and active on human right and political prisoners.

The Bangkok Post reports that AI Thailand has “joined other activists in handing a petition with the signatures of 8,517 people to caretaker Prime Minister [Gen] Prayut Chan-o-cha, urging police to withdraw accusations against all political activists.”

The organization “asked the caretaker government to uphold its commitments to international human rights standards, including the right to bail, freedom of expression and peaceful assembly…”. It also called on the government to drop all criminal proceedings against activists.

It is added that the “local group’s move followed a request by the Amnesty International Secretariat in London urging its members, activists and supporters to send a letter to the government to release and/or withdraw charges and excessive bail conditions against people targeted for ‘peacefully exercising their rights’.”

As in 2011, such changes require a change of government to one that is not so authoritarian



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