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Thailand: Police shutdown press discussion on Burma Rohingya Crisis

AUTHORITIES in Thailand shut down a panel discussion organised by foreign journalists to discuss human rights abuses in Burma (Myanmar) and whether the military generals should face justice. According to a statement from the organisers, the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT), police raided the event on Monday as “the discussion might be used by ‘third parties’ to cause unrest and endanger national security.” This is the sixth event organised by the FCCT to be cancelled since the military staged a coup 2014. The organisation insisted there were “no grounds whatever for such suspicions” as they have held similar events, over decades, none of which have led to any “unrest of subversion.” #Thai authorities shut down @FCCThai event on accountability in #Myanmar stating its a threat to national security. In the photo one police officer stands at the side of the stage as FCCT reads the police order to shut...

 

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