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Thailand: Respect and protect the human rights of people in Thailand. Oral statement to the UN Human Rights Council 26th regular Session

, N° d'index: ASA 39/010/2014

In this statement Amnesty International shares the concerns the High Commissioner expressed about the current human rights situation in Thailand. Since the Thai military declared martial law granting itself extensive and excessive powers on 20 May and took power on 22 May, it has suspended human rights protections under the Constitution. It has taken actions that violate Thailand’s international legal obligations, in particular under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

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