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Amnesty International’s statement on its meeting with Thai junta

29 July 2014 
 
Thailand: Amnesty International’s meeting with the National Council for Peace and Order 
 
Amnesty International visited Thailand between 9 and 18 July to undertake research on the human rights situation following the declaration of martial law on 20 May 2014. 
 
As part of its research, the human rights organization met with representatives of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) – the military government – and welcomed their openness in responding to questions. 
 
In a report to be issued in the coming weeks, Amnesty International will detail violations of Thailand's international human rights obligations. The report will include recommendations for the Thai authorities to address concerns and ensure that Thailand respects, protects and fulfils human rights. 
 
Since the declaration of martial law, Amnesty International has raised serious concerns about the situation of human rights in Thailand, including harsh restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, arbitrary detention of those perceived as critical of the new government, and the use of military courts to try civilians. 
 

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