Submitted on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 - 11:25 AM
The military has harassed Boonyuen Siritum, a consumer rights and energy reform activist and former senator at her house in a bid to suppress rallies on energy reform.
Eight military officers on Wednesday morning raided the house of the former elected senator for Samut Songkhram Province and accused her of inciting people to stage rallies and being unusually rich.
The officers searched the house in Samut Songkhram’s Muang District without warrant, claiming that they can search any house under martial law. Boonyuen was not home when the military arrived.
On the same day, Kamolpan Cheewapansri, another energy reform activist, led a rally to Government House to protest against an unconfirmed report that the government plans to renew a petroleum concession.
Boonyuen said the military mistook her for being responsible for the rally and insisted that she was not involved with the rally.
A candid photo taken by Boonyuen's sister while the military comes to search the house. The military also forced her to delete the photo.