December 16, 2015

Thailand: Release Thanet Anantawong (UA 290/15)




Authorities in Thailand removed student activist Thanet Anantawong from hospital on 13 December where he was admitted for treatment. He is currently held in a military detention facility without adequate access to medical treatment, or to his family or lawyers. He may face up to 27 years’ imprisonment for a post he made on Facebook.
1) Please write immediately in Thai or your own language:
  • Calling on the authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Thanet Anantawong;
  • Urge them to grant him and all other detainees’ full and unimpeded access to their families, legal counsel, an independent, civilian court and independent doctors of their choice, and put in place and apply in practice all legal safeguards for those in detention.
  • Reminding them of their obligation not to detain, harass or penalize anyone solely for peacefully exercising his or her rights to freedom of expression or association.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our imapct!
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with "UA 290/15" in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent;
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.