Saturday, March 06, 2010

Thailand: Investigate Killings of Children

Soldiers at Checkpoint Shot at Truck Carrying Burmese Migrants

Human Rights Watch, March 5, 2010
The government needs to carry out an immediate investigation into why and how the army opened fire on this truck. Shooting into a truck apparently without concern for who could be killed or wounded is not acceptable. Those responsible need to face the consequences.

Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch

(New York) – The Thai government should promptly investigate the use of lethal force by Thai soldiers against Burmese migrants, which resulted in the death of three children, Human Rights Watch said today.

The army said soldiers fired on a pick-up truck carrying 13 undocumented migrant workers from Burma on February 25, 2010, after the driver failed to heed a signal to stop for inspection. Human Rights Watch has obtained photos showing that the truck was riddled with bullet holes.

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