Army summons Chiang Mai activist relating to past art activism

 
A man involved in art activism reported to the 33rd Army Circle in Chiang Mai on Tuesday morning after receiving a summons from the Army a day earlier.
 
Dollapak Suwanpanya, a former student at Chiang Mai University, said after being released at around 1 pm on the same day that he was questioned about campaign activities organised in Chiang Mai, such as art exhibitions and cultural jamming, that may be deemed as violations of the lèse majesté law. 
 
He was also questioned about the film screening of George Orwell’s 1984, due to take place earlier this month but later cancelled after pressure from the military. The military officers used photos taken from Facebook as evidence when they interviewed Dollapak. 
 
Another three journalists, two from the local online news Prachatham and one stringer for Prachatai who accompanied him, were also questioned and asked to register for further inquiries. 
 
The authorities said they would summon for further questioning Bodin Theparat, an organiser of the film screening, founder of the “Punya Movie Club” and a drug store owner.   
 
 

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