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<p dir="ltr">The leader of Thailand’s red shirts has offered support to the junta’s controversial reconciliation schemes, on the condition principles of justice and equality are followed. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">On 21 January 2017, Jatuporn Prompan, the leader of the anti-establishment United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD), voiced the movement’s support for the junta’s hurtling efforts to bridge conflict between opposing factions in Thai politics.</p>
<p>Former senators, human rights and election commissioners have pointed out that the laws regulating campaigns before the referendum to pass the junta-sponsored draft constitution ironically go against the junta’s Interim Charter.</p> <p>Jon Ungpakorn, a former senator and current director of iLaw, a human rights advocacy group, Kraisak Choonhavan, former senator, and Niran Pitakwatchara, former member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), on Tuesday, 10 May 2016, submitted a letter to Raksagecha Chaechai, Secretary-General of the Office of the Ombudsman.</p>
<p>Thai military officers have visited academics the 14 embattled anti-junta activists to ask about their political stance. &nbsp;</p> <p>Bencharat Sae Chua, a lecturer of the&nbsp;<a href="">Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies of Mahidol University (IHRP)</a>, told Prachatai Thai that on Wednesday, 8 July 2015, five military officers came to the university to ask her and other lecturers about their political stance and whether they support the 14 anti-junta activists, who have been temporarily released.</p>