Dear Friends,  

Tomorrow, the Wiang Sa Provincial Court in Thailand will read the verdict on the accused of the attempted assassination of Dam Onmuang, member of the Southern Peasant Federation of Thailand (SPFT) and a land rights defender. He is the sixth land rights defender who has been a victim of assassination attempts, four of them proving fatal.

This is a very important moment in the struggle for justice for the land and for SPFT who have been spearheading this Thai movement.  Please see details in the update by Protection International (below) and press reports from the SPFT communities here and here.

We will send you news of the verdict as soon as we have it.

Best wishes,
GWS