- Government Executes a Prisoner After 9-Year Moratorium
(New York) – The Thai government should halt further executions and publicly resume its de facto moratorium on the use of the death penalty, Human Rights Watch said today.
Thai authorities executed a 26-year-old man by lethal injection on June 18, 2018, the country’s first execution since August 2009.
“Thailand’s resumed use of the death penalty marks a major setback for human rights,” said Brad Adams, Asia director.
“The Thai government’s many pledges about moving toward abolishing the death penalty clearly meant…