United Lawyers for Rights and Liberty
Law is a tool that is used to maintain serenity of the society; therefore, legal provisions and application of law are based on these principles, i.e.
1. Justice,by nature and by common sense of person of ordinary prudence
2. Holiness, adhering to jurisprudence, it must be accepted by people.
Announcements or orders of the NCPO, believed by the NCPO as laws and being applied to people, actually contrast with jurisprudence and justice by nature and common sense of person of ordinary prudence. Some even violate the International Human Rights.
Executing article 44 of the constitution (interim) 2014 in many cases is apparent to people. When legislation of laws or any regulation is done without justice or common sense of person of ordinary prudence, that legislation of law or regulation will be lacking of holiness causing loss of faith and opposition from people whom that law is applied to. And this is danger to the national administration in ruling the country under the shade of peace.
We, United Lawyers for Rights and Liberty, is giving this official statement to oppose the execution of article 44 towards WatPhraDhammakaya, and it is clearly seen that the execution contrasts with the aforementioned principles. About this, due to our concern about the serenity and peace of people as a whole, we see that active laws and the process of judgment under criminal law has neither been demolished nor lacking of sanctions.
United Lawyers for Rights and Liberty
March 1, 2017 Read more
People in Newcastle run a peace acitivity named ‘Pray for Peace’ to stop vioence in Thailand.
On March 1, 2017, a group of people in Hebburn, near Newcastle upon Tyne UK, joined together in a peace event named “Pray for Peace”.
This was to demonstrate strength and support in stopping violence in Thailand, due to the military government using a dictator’s law on a Buddhist temple.
This situation has consequently has negatively affected around ten thousand monks and people living there.
In the event, people sang a peace song and remembered to those who have lost their lives because of this crisis. They planted peace flags and did hand painting together to “STOP VIOLENCE.” Read more
Measures to control the area of WatPhraDhammakaya in order to increase efficiency in reinforcing laws and regulations according to the order of the head of National Council for Peace and Order
(1) To control all accesses to and from the controlled area.
(2) To order anybody to leave the site within limited time or order anybody to enter any area for the benefit of the control and security, or order people to refrain from any act that will interfere or hinder the officials’ operation.
(3) To order anybody to report or give a statement to the officials, as well as, to hand in any paperwork or evidence related to offences.
(4) To arrest anybody committing flagrant offence, control and transfer that arrestee to inquiry officials in order to carry on the legal implementation.
(5) To implement to control the system of public utility, communications, drone usage, as well as, to designate measures and other operations in order to control or sustain security.
(6) To raid any residence or any place and inspect anybody and any vehicle.
(7) To demolish, destroy or relocate any construction or barrier
(8) To implement other necessary operation if needed.
Anybody who obstructs, violates or refuses to comply with the officials’ command will, according to this order, be imprisoned for no longer than 1 year or fined no more than 20,000 Baht or both. Read more
It is the 16th day that Wat Phra Dhammakaya’s Human Rights has been violated.
(1) Clarification on the death of Miss Pattana Chiangraeng
1.1 Phra Maha Noppon contacted DSI officials at 1.31PM, after recognition of the death, and was in the last group that went there on purpose of coordination.
1.2 From the deceased person’s Line, she could contact and notify another person about her need of inhaler because she was behind the temple’s area, approximately 1.5 kilometers away, so she got some phone signal, though it was weak and unstable. But in the temple’s area, a contact is very difficult to make and more likely not working.
1.3 1669 Paramedics was contacted after the Ratanavej Paramedics was stuck at checkpoints and blocked gates.
1.4 We insist that the residence of the deceased person is located outside the temple, but is still in the controlled area according to article 44.
1.5 We insist that the deceased person was in the medical field, so obviously, she perceived her own illness well, that was the reason why she asked for “inhaler” from her nurse friend to cease her acute symptom. Unfortunately, her friend was stuck at checkpoints because it was in the controlled area according to article 44 and had to go through 5 checkpoints and the phone signal was cut off due to article 44, and that caused her death. Read more