Left-leaning activists, politicians, Prachatai journalist summoned by junta

The military junta on Sunday night ordered 38 people, including a Prachatai journalist, to report to the military on Monday and Tuesday at the Thai Army Club, Theves.
 
The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), an administrative body under the coup makers, issued Order no. 42-44 at around 9.30 pm. Ten names appear on Orders no. 42 and no. 43, mostly lawyers and politicians. Order no. 44 contains 28 names, most of them having been involved in campaigns to amend/abolish the notorious lèse majesté law and other left-leaning activities.  
 
Prachatai journalist Tewarit Maneechay is included. Before joining Thai-language Prachatai in 2012, Tewarit was active as a political activist and labour unionist.
 
The lists are:
 
Order No. 42/2014:
1. Mr. Karom Phonpornklang, Somyos Pruksakasemsuk’s lawyer
2. Mr. Ruangkrai Likhitwattana, Pheu Thai Party member
 
Order No. 43/2014:
1. Police Colonel Narit Sawaengjit
2. Mrs. Noi Daengpao
3. Mss. Karin Prachan
4. Mr. Sittichai Kittinaesaworn
5. Mr. Praphat Chongsongwon, State Railway of Thailand Director and former Pheu Thai candidate for Bangkok Governor 
6. Mr. Chakraphan Yomchinda, executive of MCOT TV
7. Mr. Banyat Yenjaichuay
8. Mr. Narongsak Plai-aram
 
Order No. 44/2014
1. Mr. Suthachai Yimprasert, lecturer at Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Arts and a key red-shirt figure
2. Mr. Kengkij Kitirianglarp, lecturer at Chiang Mai University’s Faculty of Political Science, and activist at the left-leaning Prakaifire group. 
3. Mr. Ratchaphong Ochaphong, activist at Prakaifire group
4. Mr. Tewarit Maneechay, activist at Prakaifire group and journalist at Prachatai
5. Ms. Ulairat Chuduang
6. Mr. Amarin Sairam
7. Mr. Niphon Phadungsilpphairot
8. Mrs. Pranee Danwattananusorn, wife of Surachai Danwattananusorn, a former lèse majesté prisoner
9. Mr. Kittisak Sujittharom, former student activist at the Student Federation of Thailand (SFT)
10. Ms. Jittra Cotchadet, union rights activist, key red-shirt figure, and former Triumph Thailand Union President and founder of Try Arm, a workers' cooperatives. 
11. Mrs. Salilthip na Phattalung, activist at Prakaifire group
12. Mr. Suwat Lambutr
13. Mr. Seriphap Sunthornchaiphak
14. Mr. Pritnarinthorn Thonburiboonsuk
15. Mr. Sarawut Phuthornyothin
16. Mr. Wanchai Chongcharoonhiran
17. Mr. Thanaporn Sriyakul, leader of the Commoner People Party, which proposed to amend the lèse majesté law, among other progressive policies.
18. Mr. Pruek Prueksunan
19. Mr. Phiphat Phansuwan
20. Mrs. Yuphin Kongchandee
21. Mr. Chalieo Chankied 
22. Mr. Sriphop Kornarut
23. Mr. Ekaraj Netradee
24. Mr. Panya Surakhamchornroj, owner of an independent broadcasting service which usually presents live red-shirt and academic seminars.  
25. Mr. Wanchaloem Satsaksit
26. Mr. Thanat Srinithikosit
27. Capt. Surapol Nawamawat
28. Mr. Kothawut Buraphitak
 
Prakaifire is a network of left-leaning activists, most of whom are labor rights activists and former student activists.
 
 

 

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