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<p dir="ltr">Anti-coup student activist, who in November was arrested for flashing the anti-coup three-fingered salute at the Hunger Game 3 premiere, was threatened with rape by what are thought to be plainclothes military officers assigned to follow and watch her.</p> <p></p>
<div> <div> <div>Thai police on Friday afternoon detained two of five student activists who gave the anti-coup three-fingered salute to the heavily criticized head of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). </div></div></div>
<p>Five police officers have been demoted because they failed to prevent anti-coup Khon Kaen student activists from humiliating Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, the head of the junta, during his speech in Khon Kaen last week.</p> <p>According to Matichon, Police Maj Gen Bunlert Jaipradit, chief of Provincial Police Region 4, on Sunday transferred the five police officers from Khon Kaen Police Station to the Region Four Police Operations Centre.</p>
<div> <div>The military in Chiang Mai threatened two anti-coup protesters who gave the three-fingered salute in Chiang Mai city, warning that the military will ‘visit’ them at their homes if they do not stop their political activity. Earlier an editor was detained for flashing the anti-coup symbol in the same incident.&nbsp;</div> </div>
<p>The military summoned Loei anti-mine village activists about links with five anti-junta Khon Kaen students arrested earlier this week while some soldiers allegedly plan to enter the mining area in conflict to transport ore deposits.</p>
<p>Five Dao Din students reported that they are still being followed and monitored by the military after their release on Thursday.</p> <p>After the release on Thursday of the five Dao Din student activists arrested for making three-fingered salutes in front of Prayut Chan-o-cha in Khon Kaen, the group stated on Facebook on Saturday afternoon that the military are still trying to keep an eye the group’s members and activities.</p>
<div> <div><em>[Upadte]: The military <a href="">arrested two more peple </a>on Saturday in Chiang Mai for flashing the three-fingered salutes in the anti-junta picture posted on Facebook on Friday after they arrested Nithipong &nbsp;and forced him to sign an agreement not to join any political activities again.&nbsp;</em></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The military in Chiang Mai arrested an editor for flashing a three-fingered salute in Chiang Mai. The editor was released after being coerced into signing the military-drafted agreement not to engage in political activity again &nbsp;</div> </div>
<div> <div>The Thai diaspora and students in France gathered to wave three-fingered salutes as a symbol of defiance against the military regime at the ‘Hunger Games 3’ premiere and at the Institut d'études politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris. </div></div>
By John Sifton (Human Rights Watch) |
<div>Life in Thailand is growing more absurd by the day. Earlier this week Gen. Prayuth Chan-Ocha, the leader of the junta that seized power in May and later anointed himself prime minister, was beginning a speech in the northeastern province of Khon Kaen when five local university students stood up and stripped down to t-shirts emblazoned with “Don’t Want a Coup” in Thai. </div>
<div> <div><em>Update: At around 1:30pm, the police arrested Natchacha Kongudom, a Bangkok University student at Siam Paragon's cinema, after she raised three fingered salute in front of the Hunger Game 3 poster when she received a free ticket from the LLTD. </em></div></div>
<p>Two cinemas in downtown Bangkok were pressured into withdrawing a popular blockbuster, Hunger Games 3: Mockingjay ,from their schedule after the authorities earlier today arrested five anti-coup protesters in the Northeast.</p> <p>Spokespersons for the cinemas belonging to Apex company at Bangkok's Siam Square shopping district, announced on Wednesday afternoon that the company had decided not to screen Hunger Games 3: Mockingjay Part 1 in any of its cinemas, without clarifying the reasons why the company decided to do this.</p>