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<p dir="ltr">Thai military officers arrested anti-junta activists on their way to file a criminal charge against the Thai junta leader for staging coup d’état against the 2007 constitution during the first 2014 coup anniversary.</p>
By Kongpob Areerat |
<p>In the second of the series, Prachatai talks to Sirawit Serithiwat (Ja New), a student activist from Thammasat University. In early February 2015, Sirawit was one of the four activists charged with violating the junta’s Order 7/2014, which prohibits a political public gathering of more than five persons. If found guilty, Sirawit could face up to a year in jail and a 20,000 baht fine. He is also reportedly being constantly followed by security officers. Despite the legal harassment and intimidation by the Thai authorities, Sirawit chooses to continue his political activities for democracy.</p> <p></p>
<p>The Military Court postponed the deposition hearing of four embattled democracy activists accused of violating the junta’s ban on public gatherings because additional testimony on the case has not yet been collected. &nbsp;</p> <p>Bangkok’s Military Court on Wednesday postponed the deposition examination of four democracy activists who were charged with defying the junta’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Order No. 7/2014 by holding a political gathering of more than five people on 14 February. If found guilty, the four could be jailed for one year and fined up to 20,000 baht.</p>
<p dir="ltr">The military court refused to detain the four anti-junta activists charged with violating junta’s public gathering ban after the police filed charges against them.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Bangkok’s Military Court at 6.30pm on Monday denied the custody request submitted by the military prosecutor against the four anti-junta activists, reasoning that the four came to report to the police and there is no flight risk.</p>
<div> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-30f11374-917c-1f94-8036-e9cedeedc97c">An anti-coup student activist group from Thammasat University has condemned the charge against a student activist, who will be the first student tried in a military court.&nbsp;</span></p> </div>
By Kongpob Areerat and Thaweeporn Kummetha |
<div> <div>The police on Saturday arrested four activists for organizing a peaceful anti-coup activity and charged them with violating the junta’s orders.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The four are Sirawit Serithiwat, a student activist &nbsp;from Thammasat University, Pansak Srithep, a red-shirt activist and the father of a boy killed by the military during the 2010 political violence, Anon Numpa, a human rights lawyer from Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), and Wannakiet Chusuwan, a pro-democracy activist.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Police at Pathumwan Police Station charged them with v </div></div>
<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>