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By Panida Dumri and Nattamon Krajangdararat |
<div><em>Freed anti-junta activists from the Dao Din group talk to Prachatai about their experience in jail and how they learned about the value of freedom.</em></div> <p></p>
<p>The 14 embattled anti-junta activists were reunited with their families after nearly two weeks of detention. However, they still face charges.</p> <p>At around 5:30 am on Wednesday, 8 July 2015, prison staff of Bangkok Remand Prison freed the 14 embattled anti-junta activists after the Bangkok Military Court yesterday rejected a custody petition against them.</p>
<p>A Thai police officer has accused a board member of&nbsp;<a href="">Amnesty International Thailand</a>&nbsp;(AI Thailand) of sedition for showing support for the 14 embattled anti-junta activists. &nbsp;</p> <p>Baramee Chairat, a recently re-elected member of the board of AI Thailand and a coordinator of the&nbsp;<a href="">Assembly of the Poor (AOF)</a>, told Prachatai that on Monday, 6 July 2015, he received a summons from Samranrat Police Station in Bangkok.</p>
By International Solidarity for Thai Students and Teachers |
<p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-e964c918-6803-df97-2e62-dd27fdbd84fa">Scholars, writers, and citizens from around the world support the Thai 14</span></p>
<p>The Thai military court has rejected a custody request concerning the 14 anti-junta activists on one of their charges. However, they still have to face trial.</p> <p>At about 11:30 Tuesday, 7 July 2015, the Thai military court rejected a police custody petition to detain the 14 embattled anti-junta activists, who have been in custody since 26 June 2015. &nbsp;</p>
<p>French state officials for human rights wrote messages to support the 14 embattled anti-junta activists after anti-coup Thai students in Europe issued a statement calling for their immediate release.</p>
By Unsilence Thailand |
<div>NEW YORK, NY: (July 6, 2015) - Members of Unsilence Thailand and supporters demonstrated today at the Royal Thai Consulate General in New York City in support of the release of 14 Thai student activists currently detained by Thailand’s military government.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On June 26, 2015, 14 members of the New Democracy Movement, a network of Thai pro-democracy organizations, were arrested by Thailand’s military government for taking part in a peaceful, non-violent demonstration on May 22, 2015 to mark one year of military rule in Thailand. </div>
<p>Activists, academics, and many others gathered at Thammasat University to show their solidarity for the 14 embattled anti-junta activists and call for their release as the end of their custody period draws near.</p> <p>On Monday evening, 6 July 2015, many people from all walks of life gathered at Thammasat University, Tha Prachan Campus, to participate in an event called ‘Wings of Freedom’ to campaign for the immediate release of the 14 embattled anti-junta activists, who have been in custody since 26 June 2015.</p>
<p dir="ltr">People gathered in the northern province of Chiang Mai, Thailand, to show moral support to the 14 embattled anti-junta activists under tight monitoring of the police and military officers.</p> <p>On Sunday, 5 July 2015, a crowd gathered in front of Chiang Mai University to hold an event called ‘Post Its for Freedom’ to urge for an immediate release for the 14 embattled anti-junta activists who have been detained since last week, 26 June 2015.</p>