Thai junta forces human rights group to cancel release of reportBy AP News Sep 02, 2014 6:01PM UTC
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s ruling military junta has forced a human rights group to cancel a presentation on the precarious rights situation in the Southeast Asian country three months after the army staged a coup.
The military told Bangkok-based Thai Lawyers for Human Rights that if the group has concerns about lack of freedom of expression or access to the justice system it should report them instead via a government hotline.
The group had been scheduled to host a panel discussion on the issue at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand Tuesday and release a report titled “Access to Justice in Thailand: Currently Unavailable.”
The May 22 coup deposed Thailand’s elected government, and since then the junta has showed no tolerance for dissent.
The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand tweeted:
Please note: This afternoon’s event, “Access to Justice in Thailand: Currently Unavailable” has now been cancelled.
— FCCThai (@FCCThai) September 2, 2014