Courts in Thailand enshrine repression and impunity

In a far reaching judgement, the Supreme Court of Thailand this week dismissed murder charges against former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and former Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban. These charges arose from the violent crackdown by the military against protestors in 2010 where almost 100 people were killed and around 2,000 injured. In the same week that the current military dictator Prayuth Chan-ocha stated he is not liable for any consequences of his actions, a previous Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, was forced to flee as she was about to be jailed for alleged economic incompetence. In a related report, iLaw, a human rights organisation, has documented the increasing use of the draconian Sedition Law by the military junta against opponents.

Free all political prisoners in Thailand! 
Abolish Article 112! 
End the military dictatorship!