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<p>States need to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people do not face discrimination or fear retribution for seeking healthcare amid the COVID-19 crisis, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Friday, as the UN Human Rights Office published a new guidance note for States and other stakeholders on&nbsp;<a data-saferedirecturl=";source=gmail&amp;ust=1587444734700000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEY-IbLNjicL55z_ozi2faJ14oXVw" href="" target="_blank">COVID-19 and the human rights of LGBTI people.</a>&nbsp;</p>
By UN High Commissioner for Human Rights |
<div>Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights : &nbsp; Ravina Shamdasani</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Geneva</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thailand</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>We are very concerned about the continued, mounting constraints on the democratic space in Thailand, and call for a prompt return to civilian rule. Following the military coup in May 2014, severe restrictions on freedoms of expression and opinion and assembly have been in place through the use of criminal and military laws and orders. </div>
<p>GENEVA (23 May 2014) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday urged Thailand to “ensure respect for human rights and a prompt restoration of the rule of law in the country.”</p> <p>“My office has been closely monitoring the political turbulence in Thailand for the last five months and I am deeply concerned about the forcible replacement of an elected Government, the imposition of martial law, the suspension of the constitution and the emergency measures that are restricting the enjoyment of human rights,” the High Commissioner said.</p>