plain-clothed police officer
25 Aug 2016
At a seminar held by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of Thailand, police officers attempted to arrest an ethnic tribesman without an arrest warrant. On Thursday, 25 August 2016, Suracha Bunpiam, a Spring News senior journalist, posted on his Facebook account that five police officers, four of them plainclothes officers, raided a public forum hosted by the NHRC in the southern province of Songkhla to arrest Poy (no surname), a 27-year-old ‘Mani’ tribesman from Satun Provin
13 Jul 2016
A statement has been released following the arrest of a Prachatai reporter, and the subsequent search of Prachatai’s office, with concerns of the precedent against media freedom that could be set by these actions. On 13 July 2016, the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) released a statement raising concerns of the arrest of Prachatai reporter Taweesak Kerdpoka.
28 Jun 2016
Thai junta has just set a new standard of censorship after police officers confiscated anti-junta activists’ balloons and stickers campaigning for the right to campaign for the August referendum. After seven student activists from the New Democracy Movement (NDM), a pro-democracy activist group, were arrested and later detained last week for handing out flyers campaigning to Vote No in the August referendum, they were visited by other NDM activists on Monday, 27 June 2016, at Bangkok Remand Prison, Matichon Online
25 May 2016
The police have searched the house of student activists campaigning for the Deep South’s right to self-determination. The activists said they felt threatened by the authorities’ action.