Taunting the regime I

10 08 2020

Hours after being bailed on sedition and sundry other bogus charges, human rights lawyer Arnon Nampa spoke at a rally in Chiang Mai.

Further upping its rightist line, the Bangkok Post refers to Arnon as having “led a discussion at a subversive protest on the monarchy’s role in Thailand” a week ago. Have the owners and board taken control of the editorial desks?

In Chiang Mai, Arnon declared: “We repeat our three demands: stop threatening the people, dissolve the parliament and write a new constitution…”. He added: “We call for this charter to be amended because it is the inheritance of dictators…”.

Other anti-government protests were held in Phitsanulok and Mahasarakham.



2 responses

11 08 2020
Taunting the regime II | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] Nation reports on Sunday’s rally in Chiang Mai. It refers to Arnon Nampa’s speech, noting that he “continues speaking out about the role of the monarchy despite facing the […]

19 08 2020
Squashing anti-monarchy sentiment | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] The Bangkok Post reports that “[a]rrest warrants have been issued for six activists who took part in a demonstration at which students issued a 10-point call for reform of the monarchy last week…”. This refers to the rally at Thammasat. […]

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