Thailand dictatorship police arrests eight-year-old girls

This video says about itself:

Thai army threatens coup opponents with military courts

25 May 2014

Protests against the military coup in Thailand have multiplied and appear to have plenty of steam driving them despite the army’s warning that anyone violating its orders would be tried in a military court.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Thai police arrests two eight year old girls

Today, 07:38

The Thai police have arrested two girls aged eight years because they had removed voting posters from the wall of a school. Indictment: “Obstruction the referendum process” and “Destruction of public property.” The motive of the couple: they thought the colour of the posters – pink – was so beautiful.

In Thailand, on 7 August there will be a referendum on constitutional reforms which, according to the military rulers should bring more stability. Critics say the proposed measures only give the military more power.

The regime, in power since May 2014, does not seem to be entirely comfortable on the outcome of the referendum. There have made a law prohibiting both debate on the constitution and campaigning for or against it.

6 thoughts on “Thailand dictatorship police arrests eight-year-old girls

  1. Thursday 28th July 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

    Trio charged with defamation avoid bail

    THREE unnamed Thai human rights activists were freed conditionally yesterday after being charged with criminal defamation over a report detailing systematic torture inside military camps.

    All three denied the charges and were freed without having to post bail on condition that they submit detailed testimony to the lead investigator in the case, explaining circumstances around the study they wrote.

    They have about two months to submit the report so the investigator can decide whether to proceed with the case, said lawyer Preeda Nakphew from the Cross Cultural Foundation advocacy group.

    The charges, carrying a maximum five-year jail term, involve a report they issued alleging torture by security forces in southern provinces, where an Islamist insurgency has lasted more than a decade.

    Amnesty International has urged Thai authorities to drop the charges and instead investigate the allegations in the report.

    The report issued in February described acts of torture as systematic, alleging that, in spite of complaints and campaigns by victims and human rights organisations, “the state has not taken any significant action to prevent and address torture.”

    Government spokesman Winthai Suvaree insisted that there was no evidence to support the allegations.

    In a separate case, Naritsarawan Kaewnopparat, the niece of an army conscript tortured to death by soldiers, was released on bail yesterday morning.

    Ms Naritsarawan had been arrested on Tuesday over a complaint filed by a military officer over her internet postings and taken to Narathiwat province 500 miles south of Bangkok late on Tuesday night, where she denied the charges, before being allowed to go.

    She had posted photos last year of her uncle’s body and information about the torture he endured.

    Ms Naritsarawan was arrested at her workplace in Bangkok on charges of criminal defamation and violating the Computer Crime Act.

    The military officer behind the defamation suit against her is one of the officers involved in the torture of her uncle.

    The army’s own investigation concluded that he had been tortured by about 10 soldiers as punishment when he tried to run away a second time from his camp in 2011.


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