Fears for Surachai II

3 01 2019

A couple of days ago we posted on a report about bodies being found on the banks of the Mekong River and fears that these may be anti-monarchy activists who went missing in Laos.

We have now located additional information, thanks to readers pointing this out for us.

The Bangkok Post did report the discovery of two bodies, adding to the gory details.

We note that a reader tells us of an unconfirmed report of three bodies having been found.

Police stated that they “suspected the victims were political activists.” The report added that the:

bodies were found in That Phanom and Muang districts handcuffed and with theirĀ ankles tied together. Their bellies had been ripped open and chunks of concrete stuffed inside them. The bodies had then been placed in sacks and dumped into the river.

Will police release details or will these discoveries be quietly forgotten like Ko Tee’s disappearance?

What of other, less dramatic disappearances like a plaque and a memorial? Are all these disappearances politically related?


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5 01 2019
Updates on disappeared Surachai and disappeared monument | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] Morning Herald has commented on the bodies, “[g]utted and stuffed with concrete” found on the banks of the Mekong River. and feared to be the bodies of two of the three anti-monarchy activists who recently […]

5 01 2019
Updates on disappeared Surachai and disappeared monument | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] Morning Herald has commented on the bodies, “[g]utted and stuffed with concrete” found on the banks of the Mekong River. and feared to be the bodies of two of the three anti-monarchy activists who recently […]

22 01 2019
Murderous monarchists III | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] with chunks of cement, found on the banks of the Mekong, the victims of murderous monarchists, we posted on an unconfirmed report of three bodies having been […]

22 01 2019
Murderous monarchists III | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] with chunks of cement, found on the banks of the Mekong, the victims of murderous monarchists, we posted on an unconfirmed report of three bodies having been […]

15 04 2019
Watching the republicans | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] The military and its junta have apparently been maintaining close surveillance of republicans, or at least those they think and/or guess are republicans. Perhaps it has something to do with the coronation, which has seen increasing efforts to “cleanse” the reign of opponents. […]

15 04 2019
Watching the republicans | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] The military and its junta have apparently been maintaining close surveillance of republicans, or at least those they think and/or guess are republicans. Perhaps it has something to do with the coronation, which has seen increasing efforts to “cleanse” the reign of opponents. […]