Thailand called out by Human Rights Watch over amnesty bill

Thailand called out by Human Rights Watch over amnesty bill – UPI, August 5, 2013
…”Worachai’s amnesty bill is an insult to the victims and families of the 2010 violence,” Adams said. “It is totally unacceptable that those who committed serious abuses, including soldiers who pulled the triggers and commanders who gave the orders, would remain untouchable through an amnesty.”

Thailand: No Amnesty for Rights Abusers – HRW, August 5, 2013
…Worachai’s proposal fails to address the need to hold both military personnel and elements of the UDD, particularly armed “Black Shirt” militants, accountable for violence and serious abuses in 2010.
A Human Rights Watch report, “Descent into Chaos: Thailand’s 2010 Red Shirt Protests and the Government Crackdown,” concluded that excessive and unnecessary force by the Thai army caused many deaths and injuries during the 2010 political confrontations. The security forces were responsible for the majority of deaths and injuries…

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