The update of the situation on June 24 2014 (As far as we can record)
This morning, Dollapak Suwanpunya accompanied with other three person came to the 33th Military Circle in Chiang Mai Province to report as he recieved the summon order issued by the 33th Military Circle yesterday night. The military asked him regarding his activities that may considered lese majeste. Dollapak clarified that he was only a participant. This summon had been done as an Attitude Adjustment, the military also requested Dollapak to stop political action.
After the discussion, the military asked Dollapak and his companions who are journalist to register their information before allow them to leave
10 Student who were arrested on Sunday after participated in a symbolic action went to the Amry Club on Vibhavadhi Road to obtain their confiscated objects such as mobile phone. They were then transfered to the Army Club Deves for further inquiry before they were released.
All student were requested to sign an agreement as follow
1. Not to leave the Kingdom 2. Not to make any political move. 3. If they not complied with the conditions they are willing to be charge.
Some student's mobile phone were confiscated for further check up
Abhichart, the protester who later accused for lese majeste was released today after the Bangkok South Criminal Court rejected the request of the Inquirer official for the extension of detention during the investigation. The court rejected on the ground that the accused need to takecare of his mother and he had to completed his Bacholor thesis by July 15 2014. The court believe the accused won't flee as he had a proper career.
It was reported that Kritsuda Kunasen, the person who had been arrested and detained since May 28 2014 was brought to the Army Club Deves today. She was released at 1 PM. She then accompanied her close friend Aphirat Sripadmet to the Crime Suppression as Aphirat was accused in the case related to the weapon.
Earlier, yesterday night. Kritsuda appeared on the Army's own television Channel 5 and confirmed to the public that she was not hurted by the military as it had been said.
Situation concerning freedom of expression
Early this morning, a small group of activists gathered at the People's Party Pin Stone located on the street near the King Rama the Fifth's statue in the Royal Plaza to commemorated on the occasion that the People's Party change the governing system of the nation from Absolute Monarchy to the Constitutional Monarchy on June 24 1932.
However, this activity was heavily guarded by the authorities. Activists were allow to carried out their ceremony but they need to registered their name before enter the site.
Asia Provocateur/Andrew Spooner In the 1970s the Thai Army burned local villagers suspected of being "leftists" alive in oil drums. This is not an 'army' but a rabble of gangsters, thieves and murderers.
Joe Gordon It was a true story. During the period of Thanom and Prapas, they burnt students, people in the oil drums. Accused them for being communists.
เกล็น ฮาร์วี่ย์ They even pushed people out of helicopters. The Thai army is nothing more than a greedy Mafia, that control Thailand through fear.
Jeremias Backenhörnchen And then people (stupid Westerners and Thais alike) want to tell me that Thaksin was a dictator who had to be removed for the sake of democracy.