Thailand mentioned in Amnesty report - Amnesty International, May 26, 2004
The government launched a three-month anti-drugs campaign
in February, during which 2,245 people were killed, according
to police reports. The authorities claimed that the vast
majority of deaths were as a result of drug traffickers
killing one another, rather than killings by the police.
Four people were executed during the year, all by lethal
injection, which replaced the firing squad as a method of
execution in October. Groups such as land rights activists,
people opposing infrastructure projects, tribal people and
migrant workers continued to face abuses and were not adequately
protected by the government.
Also: How many died in the Thai drug purges? 2275, 2245, 1329, or 72?
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