Submitted on Sun, 25 May 2014 - 03:28 PM
Pravit Rojanaphruk, a staunch critic of the lese majeste law and senior reporter at The Nation, arrived at the Thai Army Club on Sunday at 10 a.m, after the coup makers on Saturday night ordered him to report to the military.
He was accompanied by Anon Nampha, a human rights lawyer, and three officers from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
“I hope people will not give up the spirit and that General Prayuth will be the last dictatior in Thailand,” Achara Ashayagachat, a Bangkok Post reporter, quoted Pravit as saying. “They can detain me, but can never detain my conscience,” he said before entering the Army Club.
Pravit is among dozens of critics of the lese majeste law who were ordered to report to the military on Saturday. It is unknown how long will they be detained.
The Nation, an English-language newspaper based in Bangkok, has not issued any statement regarding Pravit. It is the only nationally distributed newspaper whose news editor has not received a summons from the military. (read more)
The last defiance of Pravit Rojanaphruk in front of the Army Club before he was detained by the military. Photo from Nirmal Ghosh's twitter