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<p>The Thai police plan to file additional charges against a well-known anti-junta youth activist leader over his role in an anti-coup gathering in February 2015.</p>
<p>Military officers have attempted to censor displays of political parody at the upcoming annual football match between Chulalongkorn (CU) and Thammasat University (TU).</p> <p>Military officers in plainclothes at 17:40 pm on Wednesday, 4 February 2016, met with students of Thammasat University at Rangsit Campus who are in charge of the pre-match political parody parade at the 2016 CU-TU football match, which will take place on 13 February.</p> <p>The plainclothes officers did not allow members of the press to participate in the meeting.</p>
<p><a href=";typecate=06&amp;section=">Khaosod English</a>: Three people have reportedly been arrested for their suspected connection to a brief pro-democracy demonstration in front of the United States Consulate in northern Thailand today.&nbsp;</p> <p>Around ten masked activists gathered in front of the US Consulate in Chiang Mai province this afternoon and held signs pledging their support for human rights, democracy, and non-violence.&nbsp;</p>
<p>Half a year after the coup d’état in May, martial law is still in place and all kinds of political expression against the junta, no matter how peaceful, are still not tolerated by the military regime. Similar to people who swiftly reacted against the military during the first few weeks after the coup with rallies, raising three-fingered salutes taken from the Hunger Games, or holding blank sheets of A4 paper, the paranoid military regime still arrests and detains people for ordinary actions.</p>
<p>The police arrested two men for distributing anti-junta leaflets last week and charged them with instigating conflict and instability in the country.</p> <p>According to Matichon online, Pol Maj Gen Sriwara Rangsiphramnakul, commander of the Metropolitan Police, held a press briefing on Tuesday about the arrests of Sithitat Laowanichtanapha, 54, and Wachira Thongsuk. The two men were accused of distributing fliers against the junta at the Victory Monument in central Bangkok in the early hours of 23 November.</p>
By Human Rights Watch |
<p>(New York, November 25, 2014) – Thailand’s military government is severely repressing fundamental rights and freedoms six months after its May 22, 2014 coup, Human Rights Watch said today. The ruling National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has shown no genuine signs of restoring democratic civilian rule.<br /></p>