Deputy Chief of Mission Sek
Wannamethee emphasized that several different investigations are now under way
into the deadly violence, in which an estimated 89 people were killed and more than 1,800 injured, according to international news reports. While Sek's reply
reflected a sophisticated understanding of
Khanit was quoted in the local
press on June 12 saying that “there will be no pointing fingers in the
[committee's] work plan” and that “placing blame was less important then
promoting forgiveness.” CPJ notes that past government-appointed committees
tasked with investigating alleged state-sponsored rights abuses in
We are concerned that record of inaction may have influenced Sek's decision not to respond to our letter's request that the government release closed-circuit television footage in its possession of the area where journalist Muramoto was shot and killed on April 10. We reiterate here our request that the government make that footage and any other relevant information in the recent deaths and injuries of journalists available to investigators, diplomats, and journalists.
Read a PDF of the Thai Embassy's letter here.