People gather at Thammasat show solidarity with the 14 embattled anti-junta activists

Activists, academics, and many others gathered at Thammasat University to show their solidarity for the 14 embattled anti-junta activists and call for their release as their custody period is drawing near.

On Monday evening, 6 July 2015, many people from all walks of life gathered at Thammasat University, Tha Prachan Campus, to participate in an event called ‘Wings of Freedom’ to campaign for an immediate release of the 14 embattled anti-junta activists, who have been under custody since 26 June 2015.

Activists, academics, and many others gathered at Thammasat University to show their solidarity for the 14 embattled anti-junta activists and call for their release as their custody period is drawing near.

On Monday evening, 6 July 2015, many people from all walks of life gathered at Thammasat University, Tha Prachan Campus, to participate in an event called ‘Wings of Freedom’ to campaign for an immediate release of the 14 embattled anti-junta activists, who have been under custody since 26 June 2015.

The activity was held the night before the custody period of the 14 activists will end. However, the police might issue a new custody petition against them to the military court on Tuesday morning. The event lasted from 5-9 pm.

At the event, many pro-democracy academics and activists gave speeches to urge for the release of the 14 and criticised the junta’s regime for the repression of freedom of expressions and human rights.

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