Urgent Action: Stop prosecuting peaceful protesters

On 22 May 2019, Thai authorities renewed their crackdown on peaceful protesters by pursuing the prosecution of a group of 17 individuals, including an opposition party politician, for their participation in a peaceful protest outside a Bangkok police station on 24 June 2015. Their gatherings took place during the military government’s ban on “political” gatherings of five or more persons. Filing charges against these individuals nearly four years after their peaceful demonstration appears to be a politically motivated decision to silence perceived opponents and has a chilling effect on the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in Thailand.

Take action.

 

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 5 AUGUST 2019

 

Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Thai to:

 

Prime Minister 
Prayut Chan-O-Cha
Office of the Prime Minister
Pitsanulok road 
Bangkok 10300
Thailand
Tel: 66 2 618 2323
Fax: 66 2 2825131
Email: prforeign@prd.go.th 
Salutation: Dear Prime Minister

And copies to:

Minister of Justice 
Ministry of Justice 
120 Chaeng Watthana Road 
Thung Song Hong 
Lak Si 
Bangkok 10210 
Thailand 
Fax: +66 29530503 
*please note that an incoming Minister of Justice is to be appointed soon due to the current cabinet formation, therefore name is left unfilled. 

Attorney General 
Prof Khemchai Chutiwongse 
Office of the Attorney-General 
51 Ratchadaphisek Road, Chatuchak 
Bangkok 10900 
Thailand 
Tel: +66 2515 4000 
E-mail: ag@ago.go.th

 

Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HIS EXCELLENCY MR PISANU SUVANAJATA Royal Thai Embassy 29-30 Queen’s Gate SW7 5JB 020 7225 5500, 020 7589 2944 Fax 020 7823 9695 rtelondon@thaiembassyuk.org.uk www.thaiembassyuk.org.uk

Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.
 

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