02/14/2018

Urgent Action: Criminalization of Peaceful Protesters (Thailand: UA 33.18)


Peaceful protesters in Thailand are at risk of arrest and up to eight years’ imprisonment as authorities seek to silence calls for authorities not to delay promised elections.

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Peaceful protesters in Thailand are at risk of arrest and up to eight years’ imprisonment as authorities seek to silence calls for authorities not to delay promised elections.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Immediately end all criminal proceedings against 39 individuals who have been charged in connection to a peaceful assembly and not penalise others who may have participated on 27 January outside the MBK Centre in Bangkok;
  • Uphold and protect the rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association and lift restrictions they have imposed on the peaceful exercise of these rights;
  • Stop targeting individuals with criminal proceedings for the peaceful exercise of their rights, and to amend legislation to conform to international law and standards or repeal legislation used to penalise them, including the Head of National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Order 3/2015; Public Assembly Act (2015) and Article 116 of the Penal Code on sedition.

Contact these two officials by 28 March, 2018:

Prime Minister
Gen. Prayut Chan-O-Cha
Head of ISOC
Government House
Pitsanulok Road, Dusit
Bangkok 10300, Thailand
Fax: +66 2282 5131
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Prime Minister

Ambassador Pisan Manawapat, Royal Embassy of Thailand
1024 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202 944 3600 I Fax: 1 202 944 3611
Contact form: http://thaiembdc.org/contact/
Twitter: @ThaiEmbDC
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 33.18
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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