• Campaigns

Thailand: Further information on fear of imminent execution: one unnamed prisoner

, Index number: ASA 39/005/1995

AI is pleased to report that no execution took place on 8 October as had been feared following a statement by the Ministry of Interior. The organization is unaware of any further reports that the execution of a prisoner in order to deter criminal activity is being considered.

EXTERNAL AI Index: ASA 39/05/95
17 October 1995
Further information on EXTRA 115/95 (ASA 39/04/95, 29 September 1995) - Fear
of imminent execution
THAILANDOne unnamed prisoner
Amnesty International is pleased to report that no execution took place on
8 October, as had been feared following a statement by an official at the Ministry
of Interior. The organization is unaware of any further reports that the
execution of a prisoner in order to deter criminal activity is still being
considered.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/faxes/express/airmail
letters in English or in your own language:
- welcoming the fact that no execution was carried out on 8 October, despite
reports from the Ministry of Interior that an execution was scheduled;
- urging that the Royal Thai Government drop any further consideration of
implementing the death penalty as a deterrent against criminal activity;
- welcoming again that the death penalty has not been carried out in Thailand
since 1987 and reiterating that a resumption in its use would represent a
retrograde step in law enforcement in Thailand;
- reiterating your call to the Royal Thai Government to consider abolition
of the death penalty.
APPEALS TO:
Banharn Silapa-archa, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior
Office of the Prime Minister
Government House
Nakhorn Pathom Road
Bangkok 10300, Thailand
Telegrams: Prime Minister Banharn Silapa-archa, Bangkok, Thailand
Faxes: + 66 2 280 1443
Salutation: Dear Prime Minister
COPIES TO:
His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
The Grand Palace
Na Phra Lan Road
Bangkok 10200
Thailand
Dr Kanit Na Nakorn
The Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General
Rajadabhisek Road
Bangkok, Thailand
and to diplomatic representatives of Thailand accredited to your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat,
or your section office, if sending appeals after 17 November 1995

Choose a language to view report