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Government Must Act on ICC, Constitution, and Amnesty- UDD

On Friday, UDD leaders called on the government to move on 3 burning issues that would strengthen democracy and reconciliation in Thailand: International Criminal Court (ICC) jurisdiction, amending the constitution, and granting amnesty to political prisoners, excluding leaders.

Red Shirt leader Jatuporn Prompan argued that the government is still under threat from anti-democratic forces and must act immediately on granting the ICC jurisdiction over the military crackdown of spring 2010.

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“Our main priorities are justice and democracy” – UDD leadership

At the UDD’s weekly press conference on Friday, Red Shirt leaders reacted to the Pheu Thai government’s recent cabinet reshuffle that denied Jatuporn Prompan a ministerial position, and addressed the growing frustration among Red Shirts that the Pheu Thai government is losing sight of its priorities.

Jatuporn shared his thoughts on the cabinet decision

The goal of the Red Shirts is to push for democratic change in Thailand, not to win positions of power in government. We mustn’t tire in our struggle.

He also condemned unwarranted rumours that he would consider switching parties and that he had been offered financial compensation in exchange for being denied a ministerial position.

Let’s not listen to these divisive rumours, they are only trying to weaken us in our fight for justice.

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