Secretary-General Condemns Escalation of Deadly Violence in Thailand

23 February 2014
SG/SM/15662

Secretary-General Condemns Escalation of Deadly Violence in Thailand

23 February 2014
Secretary-General
SG/SM/15662
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Condemns Escalation of Deadly Violence in Thailand

 


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:


The Secretary-General condemns the escalation of violence in Thailand over the past week, in particular armed attacks against protesters in which even children have been killed.  He calls for violence from any quarter to cease immediately, and for the Government to bring those responsible to justice.


The Secretary-General believes strongly that there should be no place for violence by any side in resolving political differences and disputes.  He urges the parties to respect human rights and the rule of law, prevent any new attacks and engage in meaningful dialogue toward ending the crisis and advancing reform.  The Secretary-General expresses his readiness to assist in any way possible.


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