Military Detains Academic, Land Rights Activists in Chiang Mai After Attempted Rally

Military police detain Prapart Pintobtang and put him in a prison vehicle [Prachatai English]

(Prachatai English)

BANGKOK – The military on Sunday detained four people, including Prapart Pintobtang, a political scientist from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, who organized a walking rally against the junta’s policy to reclaim protected areas, which has heavily affected the poor.
 
After they started the rally by walking about 50 metres from Suan Dok temple in central Chiang Mai, the military detained the four in a military prison vehicle. The military decided to release the four about 30 minutes later and promised that the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment will meet with them to discuss the problem. 

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