Submitted on Thu, 3 Jul 2014 - 10:17 AM
Khaosod English reported Tuesday: The ultra-nationalist Thai newspape ASTV Manager has published a "mock column" describing in graphic detail of how prisoners will gang-rape a fugitive anti-coup LGBT activist when she is finally arrested.
Published under the newspaper’s parody section, known as"Phujadkuan," the mock article describes how the the military junta's National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) will arrest and send the transgender LGBT and pro-democracy activist Saran Chuchai aka "Aum Neko" to a prison in Bangkok to "return happiness" to the male inmates who have been deprived of sex for years.
The article also says that Jakrapob Penkair, a former politician and leader of an anti-coup group in exile, will be arrested and sent to prison alongside Aum.
The newspaper is owned by the leader of now-defunct yellow-shirt People's Alliance for Democracy Sondhi Limthongkul.
Prachatai: ASTV Manager has removed the parody piece from its website, but the content is still available here.
The headline and photo from the controversial piece from ASTV Manager. The headline reads "NCPO to arrest Auk Neko, Jakrapob as to "return happiness" to inmates"