Bangkok, Thailand , March 28, 2016
NEO-Essan Movement released statement regarding the National Council for Peace and Order’s order no. 3/2559, 4/2559 and the most recent order no. 9/2559 which results in the deprivation of citizens’ rights in a number of areas in the Northeast as well as other areas around the country. From the statement, it was claimed that the orders destroyed the public participation rights instead of protecting it, undisclosed the information to public instead of promoting public freedom of expression which is a fundamental rights of every citizen. As well as these orders do not give rights to the community to manage the natural resources in the area to comply with internationally accepted principles of human rights and democracy.
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