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Ms. Sutharee Wannasiri

Ms. Sutharee Wannasiri

Sutharee Wannasiri is a human rights activist who works to promote the protections of vulnerable and grassroots communities in Thailand. She documents violations against human rights defenders, particularly those working on environmental and labor rights issues. In 2018, Wannasiri was charged with 2 criminal defamation complaints and 1 civil defamation lawsuit for using Twitter to amplify the voices of Myanmar migrant workers who suffered labor rights abuses at a Thai poultry farm. Her case is part of a series of spurious legal cases brought by corporations in Thailand to intimidate workers, journalists, and others who demand corporate accountability.

Human Rights Activist
Independent

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About this Speaker

Sutharee Wannasiri is a human rights activist who works to promote the protections of vulnerable and grassroots communities in Thailand. She documents violations against human rights defenders, particularly those working on environmental and labor rights issues. In 2018, Wannasiri was charged with 2 criminal defamation complaints and 1 civil defamation lawsuit for using Twitter to amplify the voices of Myanmar migrant workers who suffered labor rights abuses at a Thai poultry farm. Her case is part of a series of spurious legal cases brought by corporations in Thailand to intimidate workers, journalists, and others who demand corporate accountability.

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