National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO)

8 Jul 2015
Khaosod English: The secretary-general of Thailand's ruling military junta has urged Thais living abroad to explain the reasons behind the May 2014 coup d'etat to foreigners.
8 Jul 2015
The Thai broadcasting authorities warned a TV station over broadcasting a program on the Deep South peace talk, saying that the program could lead to conflict and confusion.
8 Jul 2015
The 14 embattled anti-junta activists were reunited with their families after nearly two weeks of detention. However, they still face charges. At around 5:30 am on Wednesday, 8 July 2015, prison staff of Bangkok Remand Prison freed the 14 embattled anti-junta activists after the Bangkok Military Court yesterday rejected a custody petition against them.
7 Jul 2015
Although the military court rejected the custody petition against the 14, they are still charged with a serious case with the penalty of up to 7 years imprisonment. What happened was just meant to improve the image [of the regime] and reduce pressure
7 Jul 2015
The Thai military court has rejected a custody request concerning the 14 anti-junta activists on one of their charges. However, they still have to face trial. At about 11:30 Tuesday, 7 July 2015, the Thai military court rejected a police custody petition to detain the 14 embattled anti-junta activists, who have been in custody since 26 June 2015.  
6 Jul 2015
International organizations calling for the release of the 14 anti-junta activists do not understand the Thai political context of the arrests, said a junta spokesman. Maj Gen Weerachon Sukontapatipak, spokesman for the junta’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), stated that the government understands the role of international organizations and does not have a problem with the students’ way of thinking.
6 Jul 2015
The 14 embattled anti-junta activists have requested postponement of pre-trial interrogation while one of the group says that she only exercised her rights as a citizen and refused to acknowledge the junta’s authority.
3 Jul 2015
Shortly after the one-year anniversary of the military coup on 22 May, 14 anti-junta activists were arrested for their peaceful gatherings. Since then, different groups in Thai society have shown their support for or opposition to the jailed activists’ civil disobedience.The 14 activists, mostly students, are members of the New Democracy Movement (NDM). 
1 Jul 2015
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.         
30 Jun 2015
A Thai military court sent an anti-junta transgender student activist to a male prison before releasing her, despite an LGBT group’s concerns over sexual harassment that she might face.  
29 Jun 2015
Thai military and police in northern Thailand have summoned and questioned pro-democracy activists, academics, and students to make sure that nothing will happen during the junta’s cabinet meeting in the province. From 23 to 29 June 2015, military and police officers in Chiang Mai summoned and questioned more than 15 activists, academics, writers, students, and others in the province to make sure that no anti-junta activity will take place during the junta cabinet meeting on 29-30 June 2015.    

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