Nitirat members file police complaint against potential threats

On 17 Aug, members of the Nitirat group, which consists of young Thammasat University law academics who have proposed amendments to the lèse majesté law and the rewriting of the constitution, went to Chanasongkhram Police Station to file a complaint after mysterious men had been seen at their offices taking photographs of their schedules to meet students.

Some Thammasat University staff took notice of their presence and shot video clips of their activities.  So the Nitirat members decided to file a police complaint, so that the police would conduct further investigations, Worachet Pakeerut, a leading member of the group, told Prachatai.

He said that similar incidents had seemed to happen more frequently lately at the campus in Tha Phrachan.

On 10 Aug, Theera Sutheewarangkul, another member of the group, posted on his Facebook page that a cleaner at the Faculty of Law had told him that earlier that month a man of medium build with short hair, a little over 20 years old, claiming to be a student, had come around to ask about the Nitirat group, and after failing to see any of them, had taken photographs of the front of their offices. 

Pol Lt Col Phanusak Samersri, an investigator at Chanasongkhram Police Station, said that he would make an entry in the daily police log and would ask the university to provide its security surveillance video footage for the police to investigate and consider whether the men in question had meant any harm.  



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