May 23, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Student Activists on Trial by Military Court (Thailand: UA 290.16)


Jatupat ‘Pai’ Boonpattararaksa and six other law students from Khon Kaen University are on trial at a military court for taking part in a peaceful demonstration on 22 May 2015, the first anniversary of a military coup in Thailand.

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Jatupat ‘Pai’ Boonpattararaksa and six other law students from Khon Kaen University are on trial at a military court for taking part in a peaceful demonstration on 22 May 2015, the first anniversary of a military coup in Thailand.

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

  • Urging authorities to drop all charges against Jatupat Boonpattararaksa immediately and unconditionally and release him without delay;
  • Expressing concern that Jatupat Boonpattararaksa and the six other students have been persecuted for the peaceful exercise of their human rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, and urging that all charges against the group are dropped;
  • Urging authorities to amend or repeal the Head of National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Order No. 3/2015, the Computer Crimes Act, Constitutional Referendum Act and Articles 112 and 116 of the Penal Code, to ensure compliance with Thailand’s international human rights obligations.

Contact these two officials by 4 July, 2017:

Judge Advocate General
Adm. Kritsada Charoennpanit
Judge Advocate General’s Department
Ministry of Defence
Sanamchai Road, Phra Nakorn
Bangkok, Thailand
Fax: 66 2143 9546 | E-mail: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Judge Advocate General

Ambassador Pisan Manawapat, Royal Embassy of Thailand
1024 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202 944 3600
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 290.16
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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