Thailand: Inter-Parliamentary Union must urge Thailand to stop persecution of dissenting former parliamentarians

As the Inter Parliamentary Union begins its 133rd Assembly, Amnesty International urges delegates to address grave human rights problems in Thailand, including the penalizing of former parliamentarians and severe restrictions on their ability to critically engage in political debate and discussion. Delegates should call on Thai authorities to put a stop to the arbitrary arrest, intimidation and prosecution of former parliamentarians and other peaceful critics, and lift powers allowing arbitrary restrictions on human rights that are undermining free participation in the country’s delayed “road map to democracy.”

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