06/21/2018

Urgent Action: More At Risk As Thailand Resumes Executions (Thailand: UA 119.18)


Thai prison authorities carried out the country’s first execution in nearly a decade on 18 June 2018. Amnesty International fears that others on death row may be at imminent risk after receiving unconfirmed reports that prisoners have in recent weeks had their applications for a royal pardon rejected.

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Thai prison authorities carried out the country’s first execution in nearly a decade on 18 June 2018. Amnesty International fears that others on death row may be at imminent risk after receiving unconfirmed reports that prisoners have in recent weeks had their applications for a royal pardon rejected.

1) TAKE ACTION

Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Expressing your deep concern at the execution of Theerasak Longji on 19 June and the lack of notice to his family, and urging the Thai authorities to halt any plans to carry out further executions;
  • Asking them to commute all existing death sentences and establish an immediate moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty;
  • Expressing regret at the setback that the resumption of executions represents for Thailand’s human rights record and highlighting that two-thirds of the world’s countries have abolished the death penalty in law or practice

Contact these two officials by 2 August, 2018: 

Prime Minister of Thailand
Prayut Chan-o-cha

Government House, Pissanulok Road,
Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand
Fax: +66 2 288 4323
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Prime Minister

Ambassador Virachai Plasai,
Royal Embassy of Thailand
1024 Wisconsin Ave. NW

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
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