Submitted on Wed, 20 May 2015 - 10:52 AM
Police on Tuesday detained a red-shirt activist and an expatriate for selling and buying campaign t-shirts to help Thai political prisoners.
The police detained Anurak Jentawanit aka “Ford Red Route” and Franz Borbath, a red-shirt supporter from Austrai living in northeastern Mukdahan Province, at Ratchaprasong intersection for possession of t-shirts with a quotation of a poem by William Ernest Henley called Invictus. The message is “I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.”
Police did not allow a lawyer to join the interrogation at Lumpini Police Station, saying that they have not been charged.
In the evening, police searched Anurak’s house in Bangkok and confiscated 200 t-shirts, and confiscated 12 t-shirts which Borbath bought from Anurak in the morning.
Both had to sign a document stating that they will not sell campaign t-shirts again. The police released them without charge.
(Left) Anurak Jentawanit wears a t-shirt with the message “I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul" at Lumpini Police Station. (Right) Portrait of William Ernest Henley