Thailand has carried out the country’s first execution since 2009 and there are grave fears that others in Thai prisons are now at risk of execution.

On 18 June 2018, 26-year-old Theerasak Longji was executed by lethal injection. His family were not notified beforehand and never got the chance to say their goodbyes. He was allowed just one phone call with his wife shortly before he was killed.

Amnesty International has received information suggesting that several other prisoners have had their applications for royal pardon rejected and may be at imminent risk of execution. We need to act urgently to ensure no more people face the death penalty.

All people have the right to life and no state should be allowed to take that away from them. The death penalty is an irrevocable, cruel and inhumane punishment which most countries have now abolished. In fact, Thai authorities themselves have committed to its abolition.

The resumption of executions in Thailand is extremely alarming and represents a major setback for the country’s human rights record. Together, we must hold them to account and demand that no more people face the same cruel fate as Theerasak.

Thank you!

UPDATE 25/09/18: This action is now closed in order to send the signatures to the Thai authorities — thank you to everyone who took action.

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  Our Petition

Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha
Minister of Justice Mr. Prajin Juntong’

Dear Prime Minister / Dear Minister,

I am deeply concerned at the execution of Theerasak Longji on 19 June, and by the the lack of notice to his family. I urge you to halt any plans to carry out further executions, and ask you to commute all existing death sentences and establish an immediate moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty.

The resumption of executions represents a significant setback to Thailand’s human rights record in a world where two-thirds of the world’s countries have abolished the death penalty in law or practice.

Yours sincerely,

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