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Message of Solidarity with the Southern Peasant Federation of Thailand

On the occasion of the erection of a monument to commemorate the assassination of four land rights activists from the Southern Peasant Federation by gunmen in Klong Sai Pattana Village, Chaiburi District, Surathani Province in Thailand, Focus on the Global South would like to express its solidarity with the Southern Peasant Federation of Thailand (SPFT).

“Today marks 170 days since Uncle Chai Bunthonglek left us; he is the fourth land rights activist to be killed, just because he wanted to protect their land and defend their rights.

"Although we not related by blood, we are connected in the spirit of peace and justice. These activists have ignited a light in the darkness of injustice and fear.  It is not easy and takes courage to confront injustice and brutal oppression.

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