Instead of investigating the attack on activist Sirawith Serithiwat and detaining the attackers, the police have arrested 8 people for sharing social media post saying that Deputy Police Commissioner Chaiwat Ketworachai is behind the attack on activists.
On Wednesday (3 July), Amnesty International handed an open letter to the Thai authorities, calling for an investigation into the recent attacks on activists and protection of the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.
Following allegations on social media that activist Sirawith Serithiwat was attacked by debt collectors, Patnaree Charnkij, Sirawith’s mother, insisted that her family no longer has any informal debts and that it is unlikely that Sirawith’s attack was a result of money being owed.
Following the attack on activist Sirawith “Ja New” Serithiwat on Friday (28 June), Prachatai spoke to an eyewitness who saw the attack.
Activist Sirawith “Ja New” Serithiwat was assaulted earlier this morning (28 June), said Nuttaa Mahattana.