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Burapha University Student Activist Seized by Soldiers
By Teeranai Charuvastra
Staff Reporter

CHONBURI — A student activist based in eastern Thailand was taken away by a group of police and military officers near his university this morning for what a police commander described as “a chat.”

The abduction of Chakkrapan Polla-or, a third-year political science student at Burapha University, came after his activist group reportedly distributed leaflets attacking the junta last week.

It was second incident of its kind in a week, coming after soldiers forcefully whisked away Sirawith Seritiwat, a Bangkok-based student activist Wednesday night.

Chakkrapan’s group, called Luk Chaobarn (Children of the Commoners), said in a Facebook post about noon Monday that 10 plainclothes security officers arrived at Chakkrapan’s home near Burapha University at around 10.30am and took him away in a Chevrolet.

Full story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/detail.php?newsid=1453703348

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-- Khaosod English 2016-01-25

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“We didn’t do anything to him. It’s only attitude adjustment,” Col. Chiaochan told Khaosod English. “This is not an arrest. There’s no arrest warrant.”

Duh. The downward spiral continues, but good luck to these extremely brave students.

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“We didn’t do anything to him. It’s only attitude adjustment,” Col. Chiaochan told Khaosod English. “This is not an arrest. There’s no arrest warrant.”

So...ahm...that is the excuse and explanation of getting a citizen into a car, driving him away to have a chat with some cops and some soldiers!

Got it!

And of course he is right!

It is not an arrest!

It is an abduction or a kidnapping!

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Hey, no worries, it's only attitude adjustment and who wouldn't love a bit of that, eh?

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No arrest only taken for a ' chat ' which in countries practicing the rule of law would mean the student would be able to decline attending.

I think we can take it this young man was given no choice.

What's the PM always saying about not infringing human rights ?

Oh I forgot when you can make the rules nothing is ever wrong.

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Since Thailand seems to be trying to emulate new best friend China more and more I wonder when they will start putting people on television to apologise, say all the right things etc.

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So if I see a pretty girl on the street, push her in my car and take her home for a "little chat", is it now legal right?

Not kidnapping at all, and no arrest either, I don't have a warrant... smile.png

Do i need uniform?

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Since Thailand seems to be trying to emulate new best friend China more and more I wonder when they will start putting people on television to apologise, say all the right things etc.

done the vd already

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It took 10 of them ! mob mentality.

regards worgeordie

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So he was kidnapped and the army admitted it?

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As the unrest gets louder so the state gets more repressive, stupidly heavy handed.

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"A Chat!" Likely student will get the "Buddha" scared out of him...

If you are an unelected military dictatorship...abducting people is what the military does...who is going to stop them?

They will implode

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The military and police have been very lucky so far in detaining these students against their will without violence. But as more detentions happen, the likelihood of violence by and against protestors will rise. The Southern Malay-Thais have had to resort to violence to try to gain back their sovereignty. Why would the Northern Thai people be any different?

Furthermore, as the referendum date approaches, there may be a spiral of public protests if the NCPO maintains Article 44 to suppress and punish criticism of the draft. CDC had asked Prayut to revoke Article 44 prior to the referendum to allow freedom of expression over the draft. But thus far, Prayut remains silent on the issue. Members of the NCPO have shown previously that they will use mortal force against public protests regardless of any collateral damage.

A Thai-style facism cannot be on the roadmap to democracy. The NCPO needs to look carefully at its moral compass.

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