Dangerous republican shirts

7 09 2018

Both Khaosod and Prachatai report on the detention of two women for allegedly being in possession of t-shirts that some claim are associated with something called the “Organisation for Thai Federation.” The military believe this to be a republican group.

Soldiers detained the two women “without charge after searching their homes for T-shirts they had purchased…” several months ago.

It isn’t known why the soldiers targeted these women or why they purchased the t-shirts. It is reported that they purchased the shirts online, so we guess that the miltiary’s cybersnoops have cracked the sales site and are now tracking down those who bought the shirts.

While republicanism does bubble along below the surface in royalist Thailand, the organization named is not well known.

When the two reports came out, one of the women had been released. The other seemed to be still held at a military base but her family was unable to contact her.


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10 09 2018
Republicanism and those shirts | Political Prisoners in Thailand

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10 09 2018
Republicanism and those shirts | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] woman, identified only as Surangkanang, who allegedly purchased a shirt was released. However, the woman still in custody, identified as Wannapa and aged 30, is accused of […]

11 09 2018
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[…] woman, identified only as Surangkanang, who allegedly purchased a shirt was released. However, the woman still in custody, identified as Wannapa and aged 30, is accused of […]

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