Pro-democracy academic, activists summoned into military camp

May 3, 2016

The Thai military in the northern province of Chiang Mai summoned a pro-democracy academic and activists into a military camp. The BBC Thai reported on Tuesday morning, 3 May 2016, that Pinkaew Luangaram, a pro-democracy academic from Chiang Mai University, Rodjaraeg Wattanapanit, the first Thai woman to be awarded with the International Women of Courage Prize from the US government from her advocacy for democracy, and Pipob Udomittipong, an independent translator and democracy activist, reported to Kawila Military Base in Chiang Mai. The military summoned them for interrogation to seek useful information from the three. Maj Gen Koson Prathumchat, Commander of the 33rd Military Circle, issued a summon letter for Pinkaew through Chiang Mai University last week.

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