Demonstration at UN HQ Bangkok
Yesterday a protest was held outside the UN HQ for about 30 minutes, made up of trade unionists and Thai activists. Then Promma Phumphan, from WOD, Robert Reid and another WOD representative took a letter from WOD to the UN Secretary General calling for the release of Somyot, repeal of the lese majesty law (112). The letter asked the Secretary General to take up these issues with the Thailand government under article 11 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. The letter was received by the head of the information section of the UN Bangkok office who promised to pass it on to the Secretary General in New York.
Final speeches and chants were made outside the UN HQ when the delegation came out, which ended the day’s activities.
See previous blog to hear about the group’s visit to Somyot in prison