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UN should consider the fear of lese-majeste

Please look at the number of innocent, unarmed people killed by US police each year and then contrast that with the number of lese-majeste convictions in Thailand.

Those convicted under lese-majeste laws face the probability of pardons, but how many US police never go to jail for killing the innocent and unarmed?

Respectfully, let me ask the UN this: Who, in all honesty, has the bigger human-rights problem - Thailand or others? And where is the proportionate response?

I do not live in fear of anyone in uniform in Thailand, but I would live in daily fear near UN headquarters - so who for me has the greater humanity?

Guy Baker

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