Violence is endangering Thai schools

Human Rights Watch (HRW), the New York-based rights group, has warned that unrest in Thailand’s southern provinces was severely endangering the education system. Schools in southern Thailand have previously been targeted by separatist fighters, who view the system as a symbol of government oppression. Al Jazeera notes how buildings have been burned and teachers attacked.

However, a new report from HRW accuses the Thai armed forces of being just as guilty of disrupting education and endangering the lives of schoolchildren, by using schools as military bases.

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