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A former activist has been cautioned by the police against participating in any further political activities, despite having been inactive for years.

Dave, a 26-year-old rapper of Rap Against Dictatorship (R.A.D.), revealed on Thursday that the police visited his home in Nakhon Ratchasima Province while he was absent, according to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights

His mother said that a group of police came to meet Dave. They showed pictures of Dave participating in political activities a few years ago and asked his mother whether he’s still active.

However, the former activist was uncertain about which organization the police belonged to or their intention. Dave said the police informed his mother about his past involvement in protests and other political activities, warning him to refrain from such activities in the future.

As Dave was away from home when the police arrived, they asked his mother for his contact number, which she declined to provide.

In addition to visiting his home, the officers also canvassed the neighbourhood, asking his neighbours if they had seen him around recently. This caused alarm among the neighbours. 

This is not the first such incident he has faced. A few years ago, when he was active, his mother received a call from the police asking about his activities though Dave was unaware of how they got his mother’s phone number.

Dave admitted that he is secretly worried about facing a lawsuit, but he remains positive that it’s unlikely. Although he was involved in political activities during 2020-2021, he has not been involved in activities for a while and has not faced any charges.

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