The military have arrested and detained a red shirt suspected of participating in an anti-coup protest in June. The arrest came after the funeral of a renowned red-shirt leader. On Sunday, four plainclothes military officers arrested Nueng Katesakul, a red shirt supporter who allegedly took part in an anti-coup protest at the Victory Monument on 28 June, on his way home from the funeral of Apiwan Wiriyachai, the late red-shirt leader and ex-Pheu Thai Member of Parliament, on Sunday in northeastern Bangkok.
Jaran Ditapichai, red-shirt leader and veteran political activist, has been charged with lèse majesté in connection with the play ‘The Wolf Bride’.
The accounts of torture include electric shocks to the genitals, suffocation, continuous beatings all night, and detention in a hole in the ground, while the hole was being filled.
Thailand: Opposition Supporter 'Disappeared' End Arbitrary Arrests, Secret Military Detention 9 September 2014 The Thai government should immediately disclose the whereabouts of an opposition supporter arrested by soldiers in Bangkok on September 5, 2014, Human Rights Watch said today.
A Military Court in Chiang Rai Province early this week sentenced seven anti-coup protesters to six months in jail and a fine of 10,000 baht, but since the defendants pleaded guilty, the sentences were halved and the jail terms suspended for one year. On Monday and Tuesday, the Military Court delivered verdicts in two cases.
A military court in Northern Chiang Rai Province on Thursday sentenced an anti-coup protester to three months in jail and fine of 5,000 baht, with the jail term suspended for one year.
The military have refused to disclose the whereabouts of a red-shirt supporter who has been detained for 13 days, and say he wants to continue his stay in a military camp. On Friday, lawyers from the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights, a network of human rights lawyers, met the police and the military to ask for information regarding Yongyuth Boondee, aka “Daeng Shinjang,” because he has been detained for longer than seven days -- the period allowed under martial law.
Kritsuda Khunasen, the red-shirt activist who was illegally detained by the junta, said in her latest video clip that the military gave her paracetamol and anti-inflammatory drugs to remove the traces of torture.
A junta spokesman on Sunday denied the allegations by red-shirt activist Kritsuda Khunasen that the military tortured her during her illegal detention and forced her to lie on TV that she was happy, insisting that her happiness was real, according to Matichon Online. Col Winthai Suvaree, spokesman for the junta’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), said he was “surprised” by what the red-shirt activist said during an interview with Jom Petchpradab, a veteran independent journalist, published on YouTube and released on Saturda
The police has issued an arrest warrant for two men allegedly killing Kamol Duangphasuk, or known by his poet name Mainueng K.