Women detained in mental hospital after speaking at pro-election rally

A woman said she was held involuntarily for three nights and drugged at a state-run mental hospital after encouraging the monarchy’s support for the people at a recent pro-democracy rally.
Sasinutta Shinthanawanitch said some 20 police officers from Chanasongkram Police Station led her away from the Saturday rally at Thammasat University for interrogation. They later sent her to Somdet Chaophraya Hospital, a state-run psychiatric hospital in Bangkok, where she was held four days and injected against her will with sedatives.
“I was sedated and lost my faculties. A nurse told me once I am there, they had that right,” Sasinutta said Thursday, two days after being released.
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Sasinutta Shinthanawanitch speaks on stage at a pro-democracy rally Saturday at Thammasat University's Tha Prachan campus in Bangkok. (Photo from Sasinutta’s Facebook)