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Thailand: UN Human Rights Office condemns attacks during COVID-19 meeting

BANGKOK (18 March 2020) – The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia condemns the attacks carried out by insurgents against civilians in one of Thailand’s southern border provinces, calling it a serious violation of international law.

On 17 March, two explosive devices detonated in front of the Southern Border Provinces Administrative Center in Muang district, in Yala province, where a meeting on the prevention and control of the COVID-19 virus was being held by government officials.


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