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Thai activist Daranee Charnchoengsilpakul. When will Amnesty speak out? Pic: AP.

Time for Amnesty International to live up to its ideals in Thailand

By Thu, May 05, 2011 12:19AM UTC Comments Off Thai activist Daranee Charnchoengsilpakul. When will Amnesty speak out? Pic: AP.

By: James Buchanan (Guest Contributor) It was probably the right decision for Amnesty International to distance itself from Robert Amsterdam and it is understandable that they wish to remain detached from the imbroglio of the Thai crisis. It is, after all, not an overtly political organization. However, “everything is politics”, particularly human rights, and any...