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2 women arrested over pro-republic t-shirts

Submitted on Fri, 2018-09-07 15:45The authorities have arrested two women for possessing a pro-republic t-shirt. One of them was already released while the other is being detained incommunicado.  On 6 July 2018, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) reported that Bangkok authorities in the morning arrested Surang (pseudonym) and her daughter, 11. According to Surang’s niece, over 10 officers including four soldiers, about 5 men in black and some female officers, emerged from a grey van and arrested the two after they came back from a market. Without a search warrant, the authorities searched her house for a black t-shirt with a red-and-white logo on its left chest. The problematic t-shirt was produced by a pro-republic movement called “Organisation for Thai Federation” and the red-and-white logo is a symbolic flag of the organisation.  The controversial t-shirt They confiscated the t-shirt and Surang’s cellphone. In the meantime, Surang’s daughter was having breakfast and preparing to go to school. The authorities then took the daughter to the van and dropped her at the school, telling her that Surang would return by 3 pm. However, TLHR revealed that Surag was sent home at 8.30 pm. She said that authorities detained her at the 11th Army Circle and questioned her about the controversial t-shirt. They asked her neither to wear it nor buy it more, adding that the producer and distributor of the t-shirt had already been arrested. Surang was released after signing an agreement that she will not participate in any political activity. On the same day, the authorities also arrested Wannapha (pseudonym) from Samut Prakan Province and detained her incommunicado. Her mother told TLHR that at around 7.30 am, about 7 military officers arrested Wannapha at her house without telling her family where she will be detained. They also confiscated many of the... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, 2 women arrested over pro-republic t-shirts, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you 2 women arrested over pro-republic t-shirts

 

 

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Published By: Prachatai - Friday, 7 September, 2018

 

 

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