Thai police summon three protesters over ‘breached govt. decree’


Three individuals have been summoned by Thailand police to answer allegations of violating the  country’s Emergency Decree, in connection with a recent protest rally demanding a probe into the abduction of pro-democracy activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit in Cambodia.

The prominent activist was reportedly abducted near his apartment in Phnom Penh on June 04.

The Thai Lawyers for Human Rights Centre (TLHRC) said, Chotsak Onsoong, Matthana Atjima and another unnamed individual have been told to report to Wang Thong Lang police last Wednesday for alleged violation of the decree.

One of the three claimed the charges pertain to his involvement in the June 08 rally outside the Cambodian embassy that call for investigations into Mr. Wanchalearm’s disappearance, said the human rights lawyers group.

The June 08 rally was led by activist Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, former editor of the now-defunct Voice of Taksin magazine, who recently petitioned the House committee on law, justice, and human rights to look into the alleged forced disappearance cases of Mr. Wanchalearm and eight other pro-democracy activists.

The police have also summoned Mr. Somyot, the TLHRC said. (Source: Bangkok Post)