Thailand: Horrific and deliberate attack on civilians shows disregard for human life

Responding to two bombs that struck a shopping centre in the southern Thai city of Pattani, Amnesty International’s Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, Champa Patel, said:

"The attack on a shopping centre in Pattani is a horrific and deliberate attack on civilians, and shows a callous disregard for human life. Thailand’s authorities must immediately order an independent and effective investigation. They have a duty to bring the perpetrators to justice through fair trials and in line with international standards and without imposing the death penalty. All steps taken by the authorities to stop and prevent such attacks must respect Thailand’s obligations under international human rights law.”