Thailand among countries denounced by UN for “shameful” practices against people fighting for human rights
Thailand has been listed among 38 countries that the United Nations denounces for carrying out “shameful” practices, including harsh reprisals and intimidation against people cooperating with it on human rights.
The annual report from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres released on Wednesday detailed allegations of killings, torture and arbitrary arrests.
The report also alleged instances of ill treatment, detention, surveillance, and public stigmatisation targeting victims and human rights defenders.
“The world owes it to those brave people standing up for human rights who have responded to requests to provide information to and engage with the United Nations, to ensure their right to participte is respected,” Guterres wrote.
The 38 countries included 29 countries with new cases and 19 with ongoing or continuing cases.
The new cases were in Thailand, Bahrain, Cameroon. China, Colombia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, India, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Mali, Morocco, Myanmar, Philippines, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Venezuela.