Submitted on Tue, 2015-06-30 11:05
The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Thailand.
Bangkok, 30 June 2015 – The arrests of 14 students on the basis of charges brought against them for peacefully demonstrating on 22 May is a disturbing development.
The EU believes in the right of all to express peacefully their opinions and calls upon the Thai authorities to abide by Thailand's obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms must be upheld, and military courts should not be used to try civilians.