Junta: missing red activist detained, not disclose location to help her "meditate"

 
Khaosod English reported on Saturday that the spokesperson of the military junta claimed the army is detaining an anti-establishment red-shirt activist at an undisclosed location so she can meditate without any distractions from the outside world. 
 
Kritsuda Khunasen, 27, was arrested by soldiers on 28 May in eastern Chonburi province, according to a number of activists. She has been missing for three weeks, which exceeds the seven-day limit under martial law on detaining individuals without charges.
 
The military's silence up until now has invited criticism from international rights groups such as the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW), which released a statement on 18 June urging the authorities to clarify Kritsuda's whereabouts.
 
Rights groups have voiced their concerns that Kritsuda may have been fored disappearance. 
 
After the government crackdown on red-shirt supporters in 2010, Kritsuda has a prominent role in providing legal and humanitarian assistance to red-shirt supporters who were affected by political violence.
 
 

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