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<div> <div> <div>Veteran The Nation journalist Pravit Rojanaphruk known for his anti-junta stances was allegedly ill-treated &nbsp;at the hands of the military during his 3-day detention.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> </div></div></div>
<div>Pravit Rojanaphruk, The Nation senior reporter and fierce critic of the junta, said on Wednesday he quited his job at The Nation newspaper due to pressure upon the paper after he was detained incommunicado by the military.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>According to Pravit, The Nation Group forced him to resign due to pressure from its readers.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>“I love The Nation. I don’t want to see it jeopardized. </div>
<p dir="ltr">The Thai junta has released an anti-junta journalist and Pheu Thai politicians detained incommunicado.</p> <p>At 4 pm on Tuesday, 15 September 2015, the junta’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) released Pravit Rojanaphruk, 48, an anti-junta journalist of the the Nation news agency, from the 1st Army Region Base in Bangkok after he was detained incommunicado for two days. &nbsp;</p>
By Human Rights Watch |
<p>&nbsp;<a href="">Thailand</a>’s junta should immediately release Pravit Rojanaphruk, a well-known reporter for&nbsp;The Nation&nbsp;newspaper, who has been detained incommunicado since September 13, 2015 for criticizing military rule, Human Rights Watch said today.<br /></p>
By Thai Lawyers for Human Rights |
<p>The military officials have held in custody Mr. Pichai Naripthaphan on 8 September 2015, and Mr. Karoon Hosakul on 10 September 2015. To this, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, Head of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), told the press that the detention of the two persons was relating to their outspoken critique of the government’s performance. Of late, a senior reporter of&nbsp;<em>The Nation</em>, Mr. Pravit Rojanaphruk, has been deprived of his liberty as well on 13 September 2015.</p>
<div> <div>Pravit Rojanaphruk, a veteran journalist and provocative critic of the Thai military from The Nation newspaper, has been detained incommunicado since Sunday.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>At 2 pm on Sunday, Pravit reported to the military at the 1st Army Area after two military officers on Saturday went to his house with the intention of detaining him, but did not find him. </div></div>
By Pravit Rojanaphruk |
<div>Can the expected referendum on whether to allow the military regime of General Prayut Chan-o-cha to stay for two more years "legitimise" the government?</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Some say yes, as they argue that this time, unlike in the coup Prayut forced on people last year, the electorate will have a say through a plebiscite instead of obeying the guns and orders of coup makers.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Many have already decided to give a blank cheque to the military strongman and leader of the National Council for Peace and Order - who later chose himself to become prime minister fo </div>
By Pravit Rojanaphruk |
<div>Since the absolute monarchy was abolished in Thailand in 1932, over a dozen successful military coups have taken place in our country. </div>
By Pravit Rojanaphruk |
<div>The month of May is a politically loaded month for modern Thai political history. Our society as a whole, however, seems to have failed to learn and consolidate crucial lessons from its past.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The bloody uprising in May 1992 (from the 17th to 20th), which ousted then-military dictator General Suchinda Kraprayoon, took place this week 23 years ago. At least 40 were killed and 600 injured.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>A major newspaper's photo-caption on Monday summarised the situation well. </div>
By Pravit Rojanaphruk |
<p itemprop="description">NOTHING could have summed up Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-o-cha's attitude toward his goal of national reconciliation than his own words in a speech made last week.</p>
By Pravit Rojanaphruk |
<div>While optimists wait for the promised general election early next year, pessimists like me monitor the corrosive effects that continued military rule is having on Thai society and wonder about its long-term repercussions.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Signs of military rule and martial law affecting citizens' basic rights and liberty are clearly visible.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Last week, when the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand (FCCT) held its first discussion on Thai politics since the May 2014 coup, the organiser said the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) had w </div>
By Kongpob Areerat |
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