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06BANGKOK1538 DCM RECEIVES DEMARCHE – HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT

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“56238”,”3/13/2006 8:53″,”06BANGKOK1538″,

“Embassy Bangkok”,”CONFIDENTIAL”,””,

“This record is a partial extract of the original cable.

The full text of the original cable is not available.

 

“,”C O N F I D E N T I A L BANGKOK 001538

 

SIPDIS

 

SIPDIS

 

E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/14/2016

TAGS: PGOV, PHUM, TH, Demarche, HUMAN RIGHTS

SUBJECT: DCM RECEIVES DEMARCHE – HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT

 

Classified By: Deputy Chief of Mission Alex A. Arvizu, reason 1.4 (b) (

d)

 

1. (C) On March 13, DCM Arvizu received a demarche from MFA

Director-General Nongnuth Phetcharatana on the release of the

2005 Human Rights Report on Thailand. DG Nongnuth issued the

standard complaint that the RTG believes it is inappropriate

for one country to use its own set of parameters to judge the

performance of another country. She also noted the RTG\’s

position that the Human Rights Report should be an internal

document for the USG, and should not be released to the

public. She did, however, express gratitude for the approach

taken by Post this year in releasing the report given the

current internal political environment in Thailand.

 

2. (C) DG Nongnuth criticized the report for \”missing the

real situation in Thailand.\” She noted that, in its

treatment of the Emergency Decree for southern Thailand, the

report did not mention the rationale behind the decree as it

was laid out by Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-Ngam. She

also stated that in some instances the report did not

distinguish clearly between violations committed by

individuals versus those committed by government officials.

 

3. (C) DCM Arvizu responded by stating that the report

strives for balance and objectivity. He thanked DG Nongnuth

for her comments and assured her that Post will look into her

complaints with an eye toward always improving the process

and production of this annual report.

BOYCE

Written by thaicables

July 10, 2011 at 4:45 am

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