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U.N. chief says he hopes Thailand will honour king's human rights legacy
October 13, 2016 / 1:37 PM / 9 months ago

U.N. chief says he hopes Thailand will honour king's human rights legacy

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Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej takes a photo of thousands of well-wishers who waited and prayed for his recovery before leaving Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok November 7, 2007.Sukree Sukplang

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said he hoped Thailand will honour King Bhumibol Adulyadej's legacy of commitment to universal values and respect for human rights, his spokesman said in a statement following the king's death on Thursday.

King Bhumibol, who reigned for seven decades, died in hospital at age 88. In 2006, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the United Nations Development Programme, according to Ban's statement.

Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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