Arnon arrested (again)

19 08 2020

Democracy activist and human rights lawyer Arnon Nampahas again been arrested. This time, the arrest reportedly relates to the Harry Potter-themed rally on 3 August.

At that rally, protesters “demanded changes to the monarchy and called for its powers to be curbed in unusually frank public comments.”

He was arrested at the Bangkok Criminal Court, where he was working.

It is reported that the arrest “warrant accused him of seditious acts under Article 116 of the Criminal Code, which carries a maximum penalty of seven years in jail. He was also charged for violating the Computer Crime Act.”


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