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[:th]Protection International calls on International community to protect students inThailand, political prisoners[:]


[:th]We call on the international community to take immediate actions, including:
 Sending observers with diplomatic immunity to Bangkok Military Court now, the night of Friday 26th June 2015;
 Calling on international and Thai media to be present at Bangkok Military Court now, in the night of Friday 26th June 2015;
 Doing everything within your power and competence to persuade the NCPO to immediately and unconditionally drop the cases against all these 14 student activists;
 Condemning the threats and attacks against 14 students through demarches and public statements;
 Carrying out urgent local actions to support and provide measures for swift assistance and protection to these 14 human rights defenders
 Calling by phone the Praradchawang Police Station Superintendant to inquire on the state of the arrest records and whether the changes demanded by the students have been accommodated;
 Calling by phone the NCPO to immediately and unconditionally drop all the charges against the students;
 Releasing public statements equating these charges as direct criminalisation of civilians exercising their Human Rights, as well as calling for the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of the charges;
 Organising for observers to be present at all stages of the proceedings if the charges aren’t dropped;
 Visiting the 14 students in custody and providing both moral support and continued high-profile attention to the students;
 Continuing to examine, as appropriate, further ways of cooperating with UN , their lawyers and their support group and other international and regional mechanisms in support of these 14 students.
Bangkok Military Court – Contact
The Judge Advocate General’s Department, Ministry of Defence, Lak Muang Road, Phra Borommaha Ratchawang Sub District, Phra Nakorn District, Bangkok 10200.
Tel: 02 222 3887 or 02 224 0041 Ext. 207




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