Activists dressed as prisoners went to the Ministry of Agriculture to press for the government to investigate and legally punish government officials responsible for the spread of genetically engineered papaya in Thai farms. Amnesty International, Th...

Photo | April 27, 2005

Activists dressed as prisoners went to the Ministry of Agriculture to press for the government to investigate and legally punish government officials responsible for the spread of genetically engineered papaya in Thai farms. Amnesty International, Thai Coalition for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, BioThai, Confederation of Consumer Organization, and Alternative Agriculture Network also demanded that the Ministry of Agriculture withdraw the lawsuit filed by one of its agencies against Greenpeace employees who revealed its role on the spread of GMO contamination in Thai papaya farms last year. The lawsuit filed by the government against Dr Jiragorn Gajaseni and Patwajee Srisuwan carries a 5-year jail sentence and is seen by the groups as an attempt to silence Greenpeace and a threat civil liberties in the country.

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