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Thailand: Resuming Death Penalty a Major Setback

  • Government Executes a Prisoner After 9-Year Moratorium

(New York) – The Thai government should halt further executions and publicly resume its de facto moratorium on the use of the death penalty, Human Rights Watch said today.

  • HRW

Thai authorities executed a 26-year-old man by lethal injection on June 18, 2018, the country’s first execution since August 2009.

Exek 4d“Thailand’s resumed use of the death penalty marks a major setback for human rights,” said Brad Adams, Asia director.

“The Thai government’s many pledges about moving toward abolishing the death penalty clearly meant…

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