Activist hunting

15 01 2016

A few days ago, Prachatai reported that a “military court has issued arrest warrants for six young anti-junta activists calling for an investigation into the corruption allegations surrounding the construction of Rajabhakti [Corruption] Park.”

The six are among the 11 activists accused of breaching the military junta’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Order No. 3/2015 on “political gatherings.” The activists have denied all charges. Prachatai records that six of the activists went to a police station on 8 January 2016, but “refused to report, saying that they did nothing wrong and were only exercising their rights as active citizens.”

Yesterday, Prachatai reported that military thugs searched the house of Sirawit Seritiwat, one of these anti-junta student activists.

Some “5-6 military officers from an unidentified unit” searched the house. They did not have a warrant. They declared that if Sirawit did not report, he would be refused bail.


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16 01 2016
Fighting repression | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] Facing threats, new arrest warrants and summons related to their campaign on Corruption Park, they have “vowed to remain in the country to call attention to the allegations of corruption in the army’s construction of the billion-baht [Rajabhakdi] park.” They stated: […]

16 01 2016
Fighting repression | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] Facing threats, new arrest warrants and summons related to their campaign on Corruption Park, they have “vowed to remain in the country to call attention to the allegations of corruption in the army’s construction of the billion-baht [Rajabhakdi] park.” They stated: […]