With the decision by Thailand's Constitutional Court to call for the resignation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Freedom House calls for restraint from all sides ahead of upcoming pro-government demonstrations this weekend
Freedom House denounces the verdict delivered by Thailand’s criminal court sentencing long-time labor rights activist and former editor of magazine Voice of Taksin, Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, to 11 years in prison and calls for his immediate release. The government must amend its laws to protect free expression in accordance with international human rights standards.
Lauren Galacia manages the Asia program. Prior to joining Freedom House, she oversaw the development and implementation of citizen engagement programs throughout Asia and Eurasia, with a focus on Thailand and Burma.