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...
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