Stop Naming And Shaming People Say Human Rights Activists

Why do Thai police insist on displaying suspects at press conferences?

People are exposed to the media before they have been found guilty of any crime, which means, innocent or not, their character is called into question and their lives possibly changed forever. And for what?

So that a police office gets a piece of glory?

This surely has to constitute a human rights issue too.

In fact National Human Rights Commissioner Angkhana Neelaphaijit has begged the authorities to cease the practice with immediate affect because it violates the rights of the suspect.

“Don’t forget that suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty,” she said.

Yes, if a person has had a fair trial and been found guilty, then by all means display him or her for the world to see. Let the police have their day of glory but not with a person who could well be innocent of the crime.

A suspect who is subsequently cleared of a crime, has to live with the stigma attached to them, even when they have done nothing to be ashamed of.

It is time to put a stop to this naming and shaming, at least until the accused has been found guilty.

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Content : LovePattayaThailand


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