Sunday, 12 March 2017

Stand in solidarity with women human rights defenders in Thailand on International Women's day


Today, Thailand Human Rights Campaign stand in solidarity with women human rights defenders in Thailand who face risks and attacks for their work to promote human rights. 

Thailand's interim Constitution, put in place by the military government after the May 2014 coup, remains in force. Article 44 gives the government sweeping, unchecked powers inconsistent with the fundamental pillars of the rule of law and human rights.


Junta leader Prayuth Chan-Ocha continues to exercise his “extraordinary powers” under Article 44 of the provisional constitution leading to arbitrary restrictions on human rights, which include peaceful political activities.


The military government has issued numerous orders and announcements under the interim Constitution, including some that criminalize political gatherings, allow arbitrary detention for up to seven days without charge, and provide military officers broad powers of law enforcement.

Various forms of intimidation, harassment from military officers, threats of death and enforced disappearance have been made to Women Human Rights Defenders in Thailand.

These courageous women have stood up for human rights in the face of harassment, indifference, and at times life-threatening danger,

We call on the international community to join us in loudly calling Thai authorities to protect women Human Rights Defenders, urge them to drop all the cases, put an end to all investigations and stop harassment against women human rights defenders

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