Gen Prayut Rejects UN’s Human Rights Office’s Call for Students Release

Gen Prayut Rejects UN’s Human Rights Office’s Call for Students Release
Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha blows off human rights office


BANGKOK – Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday rejected a call by the United Nations Human Rights Office for South East Asia (OHCHR) to release the 14 student activists from custody.

Gen Prayut said the Law is law, responding to a question of the human rights office’s call to release the arrested students.  “I won,’t clarify anything” stating he has always given them chances and now it was the chance for others.

He said if what they were calling for has nothing to do with reforms, stop contending as it was not considered expression of views.

He insisted that he exercised power to administrate the country legitimately and did not breach the right of anyone, except those who do not play by the rules, that his National Council for Peace and Order created.

Gen Prayut said many groups of students have cooperated with the government on education affairs, but only this group of students coming out to protest and demand democracy and election.

He asked under what clause in the interim constitution which he violated.

He said the draft constitution is still not finished yet and he also didn’t know whether it will sail through the parliament or not.

He assured everything would go on in accordance with the road-map he announced and he has no intention to cling on to power.

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