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Thailand Considers Legislation Against Human Rights Abuses

Thailand is considering legislation aimed at criminalizing torture and other human rights abuses. A draft law, to be presented to the National Legislative Assembly, hands down a range of sanctions, including prison sentences of up to 20 years to state officials convicted of committing torture, 30 year in prison if the torture leads to serious injury and life in prison if the victim dies. The draft legislation accepted by the government has passed review by the Council of...

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