NHRCT urges officials to quickly find culprits behind political attacks


BANGKOK, 4 April 2014, The Office of the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRCT) has urged the government and the National Police Office to quickly find and bring to justice the culprits behind a spate of violent political attacks. 

NHRTC Commissioner Dr. Nirun Pitakwatchara made the statement after visiting the People Network for Thailand’s Reform (NSPRT)’s rally site on Phitsanulok Road, following the recent attack on the group that killed one of its guards and injured several other protesters.

According to him, the NSPRT has the rights to seek police protection as the government has failed to provide sufficient security to the people who are exercising their rights to protest.

Dr. Nirun said he would prepare an incident report and submit it to the government, adding that the report would be aimed at raising awareness of the government regarding politically induced violence. He also said the government should be responsible for casualties resulting from political gatherings.