14 anti-junta activists 2015
The 14 anti-junta activists detained stay adamant on their civil disobedience move and refuse to submit bail request to the military court, saying that the court has no jurisdiction on the case. Kritsadang Nujarad, a defence lawyer of 14 anti-junta activists under custody at 1 pm on Friday, 3 July 2015, told the press in front of Bangkok Remand Prison that none of the 14 anti-junta activists will request for bail.
Amnesty International and the National Human Rights Commission visited the 14 embattled anti-junta activists at Bangkok prisons on Thursday, while about a hundred people gathered to offer moral support to the jailed activists. The activists, mostly students, protested against the junta and had been arrested for their nonviolent protests on 26 June. On Thursday, two representatives from Amnesty International visited the activists and issued an urgent action to call for the activists’ release. The arreste
Khaosod English: Pro-democracy activists in Thailand have accused soldiers of intimidating the family of Chonticha Chaengrew, one of fourteen anti-coup dissidents in jail for leading a peaceful demonstration against the military government. According to the activists' lawyer, Kritsadang Nutcharus, three soldiers arrived at Chonticha’s home yesterday and requested to talk to her mother.
The Thai authorities have put 13 of the 14 anti-junta activists into separate prison cells, a decision which the activists in detention have protested, saying that it has political implications. On Thursday, 2 June 2015, Bangkok Remand Prison separated the 13 male anti-junta activists in custody into groups of 2-3 and detained them in different compounds of the prison.
After being summoned by the Thai broadcasting authorities, Thai PBS, a public media company supported by the state, clarified that it was only doing its duty in broadcasting a TV programme about the 14 embattled anti-junta activists.
Thai authorities have visited the home of one of the 14 embattled anti-junta activists to ask about his recent activities. On Wednesday, 1 July 2015, a Facebook page of Dao Din Group, a student activist group based in the northeastern province of Khon Kaen, posted a video interview of Wiboon Boonpattararaksa, the father of Jatupat Boonpattararaksa, one of the 14 anti-junta student activists now in detention.
Young activists entered a cage installed in front of Thammasat University to support the 14 anti-junta activists The students activists from the League of Liberal Thammasat for Democracy (LLTD) on Wednesday, 1 July 2015, placed a cage as a replica of prison cells on the pavement in front of the wall of Thammasat University, Tha Prachan Campus, in Bangkok.
The Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS), a public media outlet supported by the state, might face a 50,000 baht fine from the Thai authorities for broadcasting a programme on the background of the 14 embattled anti-junta student activists.
“What is your relation to Supot Jaengrew?” “He is my grandfather.”
A Facebook page of pro-junta students has urged the 14 anti-junta student activists to cease all political movements, claiming that they are selfish and destroying the nation.