Amnesty International: Thailand’s three-month anti-drugs campaign leads to 2,245 deaths

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.


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