Source:http://www.khaosodenglish.com/featured/ ... n-9-years/BANGKOK — Death penalty opponents were caught by surprise by Thailand’s first execution in nine years Monday night while officials are offering no explanation.
After 26-year-old Teerasak Longji was executed at Bangkok’s Bang Kwang Central Prison by lethal injection for aggravated murder, the leading group calling for abolition of capital punishment said Tuesday it deplored the decision and had no idea why the unexpected execution occurred now.
“We are not sure,” Amnesty International Thailand Director Piyanut Kotsan said Tuesday morning when asked about the timing.
They were crowing earlier in the year when Thailand was heading for the status of 'An abolitionist country in practice'
Because this is the first in such a long time, it's bound to draw criticism and condemnation from around the world. It executions were carried out on a regular basis then it wouldn't be newsworthy.
Prayut about to visit the EU. I guess he'll be in for some stick!
Now what about the other 600 or so on death row?