21 Dec 2015
One of the activists demanding an investigation into Rajabhakti Park has reportedly been taken and held incommunicado by the Thai authorities. Chatmongkon Wanli, a 21-year-old activist, who was earlier forced to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) promising not take part in any political activity, posted a message on his Facebook page on Sunday, 21 December 2015, that his fellow activist has been missing for three days.
21 Dec 2015
The Thai junta’s spokesman has claimed that activists demanding an investigation into the Rajabhakti Park scandals aim to sabotage and discredit the government. According to the Thai News Agency, Col Winthai Suvaree, spokesperson for the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), told the media on Saturday, 19 December 2015, that some of the activists demanding an investigation into the Rajabhakti Park scandals have repeatedly violated NCPO orders.
19 Dec 2015
The Thai police have issued summonses for at least 11 Rajabhakti activists for violating the Thai junta’s ban on political gatherings. Chanoknan Ruamsap, one of the key leaders of the New Democracy Movement (NDM), a pro-democracy activist group, told Prachatai that on Friday, 18 December 2015, she received a summons from the Railway Police Station in Thonburi, Bangkok.
18 Dec 2015
The Military Court has granted bail to a Rajabhakti activist who was taken from his sickbed and held at an unknown location for five days. According Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), the Military Court of Bangkok at 4:20 pm on Friday, 18 December 2015, granted 100,000 baht (about 2,763 USD) bail to Thanet Anantawong, a 25-year-old activist who was taken from his sickbed while waiting for a medical operation last week.
18 Dec 2015
1. The more active citizens Given the public curiosity that there could be corruption in the construction of the Rajabhakti Park, and if so, who among the government officials, the military junta or members of the coup makers have been involved, it has led to at least three intriguing activities initiated by media and citizens keen on corruption issues including;
17 Dec 2015
The criminal court has rejected a request from an anti-junta activist to free a fellow activist held at an unknown location while the National Human Rights Commission has pressed the authorities to disclose where he is being detained. The Criminal Court on Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, on Thursday at about 4 pm, 17 December 2015, for the second time rejected a plea to free Thanet A., a 25-year-old activist who was reportedly taken from his sickbed while waiting for a medical operation last week.
15 Dec 2015
Thai authorities should immediately provide necessary medical treatment to Thanet Anantawong, a critic of Thailand’s junta who was arrested in his sickbed and has been held in military custody since December 13, 2015, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities have accused him of committing sedition and computer crimes for sharing Facebook commentary about army corruption scandals.
14 Dec 2015
Update: Thanakorn’s attorney from Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) submitted a 300,000 baht (about 8,300 USD) bail request to the military court. However, the court denied bail, citing the severity of the case as it is related to the Thai monarchy and flight risk.
14 Dec 2015
Plainclothes officers have reportedly arrested from his sickbed one of the activists calling for a probe into the Rajabhakti Park corruption scandals to face lèse majesté and sedition charges. At about 12:10 pm on Sunday, 13 December 2015, two officers in plainclothes reportedly arrested Thanet A., a 25-year-old activist who was one of more than 30 activists detained last week en route to Rajabhakti Park, a royal theme park constructed by the military and plagued with corruption allegations.
11 Dec 2015
Military officers detained a 21-year-old activist briefly in relation to his earlier visit to Rajabhakti Park with other activists and forced him to sign an agreement not the engage in any political activity. Three military officers and a policeman at around 9:30 am on Thursday, 10 December 2015, arrested Chatmongkon Wanli, a young activist who was among more than a dozen detained en route to Rajabhakti Park on Monday. According to Supaluck, the activist’s mother, the officers told her that they would detain him only for a brief discussion.
10 Dec 2015
A 27-year-old factory worker detained for posting infographics about Rajabhakti Park corruption scandal received additional lèse majesté and sedition charges for liking ‘inappropriate’ Facebook pictures.
9 Dec 2015
A 27 year-old man has been arrested and detained at a military base after he allegedly posted comments and infographics about the Rajabhakti Park corruption scandal online.