The Law Society is deeply concerned to learn of the assassination attempt on Mr Supoj Kansong, a human rights defender who is a member of the Southern Peasant Federation of Thailand (SPFT). We understand that on 8 April 2016, Mr Kansong was ambushed in his vehicle and shot several times by an unidentified gunman, when he travelled to the Khlong Sai Pattana community in the Chaiburi district of Surat Thani province. Mr Kansong was apparently seriously injured, but survived the attack.

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