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Labor union urges junta to cease prosecution against vote no campaigners

Demand the junta government to cease prosecution three women unionists and students and release all activists being detained in a prison.
 
According to Thursday 23 June 2016’s incident, the authorities arrested three women unionists, namely, Miss Kornchanok Thanakhun, academic committee of Textile, Garment, and Leather Workers’ Federation of Thailand (TWFT), Miss Tuenjai Waengkha and Miss Peemai Ratwongsa from Triumph International Labour Union of Thailand as well as ten student activists during dessiminating information about how to vote in the referendum for the draft constitution on 7 August 2016. These arrested activists are accused of violating the Announcement of NCPO No. 7/2557 [2014], prohibiting political gatherings or assembly of more than 5 people and the Referendum Act of B.E. 2559 [2016].
 
The referendum on 7 August 2016 means the inquiry of public opinion as  owning this country.  To accept or reject the draft constitution, everyone has the right to make decisions, so it should not have used the NCPO’s orders and the Referendum Act to arrest and prosecute those who have different views because they infringes on  rights and freedom of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  The true value of human beings is freedom and dignity.  The value of democracy is freedom, equality and fraternity.
 
Triumph International Labour Union of Thailand is member of Textile, Garment, and Leather Workers’ Federation of Thailand (TWFT) as well as the Confederation of Industrial Labour of Thailand (CILT) having hundred thousands members all over the country and affiliating to IndustriAll Global Union with 50 million members from 143 countries all over the world.
 
Textile, Garment, and Leather Workers’ Federation of Thailand demands the junta government to cease prosecution three women unionists and students and release all student activists detained in a prison for the sake of harmony of people in this country.  TWFT believes that the government can solve conflicts based on international human rights principles.
 
Textile, Garment, and Leather Workers’ Federation of Thailand  (TWFT)
28 June 2016

 

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