05/25/2018

Urgent Action: PROTESTERS ARRESTED ON MILITARY COUP ANNIVERSARY (Thailand: UA 106.18)


15 activists face criminal proceedings and up to seven years’ imprisonment for taking part in a peaceful pro-democracy protest on 22 May, 2018 in Bangkok. Charges against them include sedition and violating a repressive ban on peaceful political assembly.

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15 activists face criminal proceedings and up to seven years’ imprisonment for taking part in a peaceful pro-democracy protest on 22 May, 2018 in Bangkok. Charges against them include sedition and violating a repressive ban on peaceful political assembly.

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

  • Drop all criminal proceedings against the 15 activists in relation to their exercise of the human right to peaceful assembly;
  • Repeal or else amend all laws and edicts which arbitrarily restrict the right to peaceful assembly, including NCPO Order 3/2015 and the Public Assembly Act and allow individuals to exercise their rights without intimidation or harassment in accordance with Thailand’s obligations under international human rights law

Contact these two officials by 5 July, 2018:

Prime Minister
Gen. Prayut Chan-O-Cha
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

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