Military officers cited absolute power to abduct a Pheu Thai party politician and reportedly threatened to arrest his family. Matichon Online reported that on Sunday, 27 March 2016, Watana Muangsook, a key leader of the Pheu Thai party, sent a message via the Line chat application to a reporter at 6:08 pm, saying that military officers in two military vehicles visited his house in Bangkok while he was not at home.
Military freed an anti-junta facebook administrator after detaining him incommunicado for seven days. According to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), the family of Sarawut Bamrungkittikhun, the administrator of the Facebook page ‘Poet Praden’ (Open Issues), who was abducted by military officers last week, reported that Sarawut was released from the 45th Army Division in southern province of Surat Thani at 8 am on Wednesday, 16 March 2016.
Thai authorities should immediately disclose the whereabouts of an outspoken critic of the government who has not been heard from since his arrest on March 9, 2016, Human Rights Watch said today.
The Thai military have abducted the administrator of an anti-junta Facebook page who has been reported missing since last week, according to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR). TLHR on Monday, 14 March 2016, issued a public statement, urging the authorities to immediately release Sarawut Bamrungkittikhun, the administrator of the Facebook page ‘Poet Praden’ (Open Issues).
A well-known embattled anti-junta activist who was abducted and reportedly abused last week, has filed charges against military officers while human rights organisations urge the junta to end arbitrary arrests and the ban on political gatherings. Sirawit Serithiwat, a pro-democracy student activist leader from Thammasat University, at 2 pm on Monday, 25 January 2016, with Anon Nampa, a human rights lawyer, filed a complaint at Khlong Luang Police Station, Pathum Thani Province, against military officers who detained him last week.
Update: At around 3:30 pm, the pro-democracy activist abducted by individuals believed to be military officers in plainclothes was set free, two hours after his friends went to report the abduction to the police at Saen Suk Subdistrict Police Station. Less than one week after Sirawit Serithiwat, a well-known pro-democracy activist, was abducted by military officers and reportedly abused under custody, another student activist has been abducted.