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UN Human Rights Office urges Thailand to promptly enact key legislation

THE UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia called on Thailand to promptly enact a draft law on Prevention and Suppression of Torture and Enforced Disappearance and ensure it meets international standards. The draft law was approved on September 16 for review by Thailand’s House of Representatives, and the Ad-Hoc Committee appointed to review it

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UN warns Myanmar against harsh response to protesters

By Reuters Staff, published by US News & World Report THE UNITED Nations special envoy has warned Myanmar’s army of “severe consequences” for any harsh response to protesters demonstrating against this month’s coup in a call with the military leadership, a UN spokesman said. Despite the deployment of armoured vehicles and soldiers to some major

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Three wounded as hundreds of thousands of protesters defy Myanmar junta

By Reuters Staff, published by US News & World Report SUPPORTERS of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi clashed with police today (Feb. 12) as hundreds of thousands joined nationwide pro-democracy demonstrations in defiance of the junta’s call to halt mass gatherings. Mostly peaceful protests erupted around the Southeast Asian country in the biggest

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