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Renewed emergency legislation leaves southern Thailand in human rights limbo

Headline Title:  Renewed emergency legislation leaves southern Thailand in human rights limbo 21 December 2012 Thailand must stop flouting its human rights obligations while tackling insurgent violence in the south, Amnesty International said following renewal of a deeply flawed emergency decree. The Thai cabinet renewed the 2005 Emergency Decree for three southern provinces on 18 December for a further three months – a renewal that came into effect on 20 December. Suspected insurgents continue to abuse flagrantly international law by targeting and indiscriminately attacking civilians…

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