Thailand: OHCHR calls on all sides to respect rights of others

BANGKOK, 26 January 2014 – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is calling on all sides involved in the Thai political deadlock to be respectful and not violate the rights of other people.

In light of the Thai government’s announcement to impose the state of emergency, the OHCHR has come out and voiced its stance, calling for everyone in the current conflict to exercise utmost restraint and refrain from using all forms of violence, adding that the government must make sure the Emergency Decree is being implemented under the international human rights standards.

The OHCHR also revealed that it had sent a team to Bangkok to closely monitor all activities in a bid to ensure that no human rights had been violated. The team visited various locations, including police stations and protest sites.

The organization has also voiced concern over the two bombing incidents that killed 1 person and injured a number of people.