HRW calls authorities to account over murder of local activist
The recent killing of Prajob Naoopas, a village headman in Chachoengsao who fought against polluting firms in his hometown, marks yet another example of the fundamental failure of Thai authorities to protect activists who risk their lives to defend their communities, said Human Rights Watch (HRW) Wednesday.
In the statement, HRW Asia director Brad Adams urged the government to order a serious investigation so as to bring those responsible for Prajob's death to justice, regardless of their status or political affiliation.
Prajob was fatally shot on Monday.
According to police, the investigation is progressing well.