When the military is on top XV

1 03 2018

Soldiers have forced villagers in Phayao to cancel plans to “submit a petition, which urges the authorities to stop prosecuting them for [allegedly] violating the junta’s order.”

The prosecutions resulted from support to the We Walk march.

When the petitioners arrived at the office where they were to lodge their petition, “soldiers and police officers, some in plainclothes, intercepted them and told them not to submit the petition.” Further intimidating them, the police and military thugs “invited the villagers to talk at a military camp…”. The villagers refused!

However, after over three hours of “negotiations, the villagers decided “to cancel the plan to petition.”

This is just one more example of the ways in which the military seeks to restrict, repress and oppress.


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