Northeast development worker detained, released

The military on Thursday briefly detained Pichit Pitak, a senior development worker in the North East, and released him on the same day.  The military also forced him to sign an "agreement" to stop political activities.
Pichit Pitak in front of the military camp in Khon Kaen
The military earlier raided his house in Kranuan District of Khon Kaen Province on May 30. The military on June 3 ordered him to report to the military on June 5. On June 5, a group of military officers visited his house again, but Pichit was not at home.   
Pichit was released at around 3 pm on Thursday. He said he was summoned because he joined an anti-military movement. The military also ordered him to sign an agreement to stop political activities and not to leave the country. 



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