The police and soldiers have summoned eight villagers in Phayao during the night and later accused them of violating the junta’s ban on public gathering. The villagers were prosecuted after holding a campaign in support of the civil rights march from Bangkok to Khon Kaen. On 6 February 2018, the police accused 14 villagers in Phayao of violating the Head of National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Order 3/ 2015, the junta’s ban on public gathering of five people or more. The authorities filed charges against the villagers for expressing support to We Walk, Walk for Friendship, the march for civil rights from Bangkok to Khon Kaen. If found guilty, they will face up to six months in prison and up to 10,000 baht fine. According to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), the villagers a day earlier held a small activity to show solidarity with...
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