Four Activists Detained After Military Bans Land Reform Event

(Prachatai English)


BANGKOK – The military and police on Sunday detained at least four activists after they held a silent press briefing on the forced cancellation of a cultural event on land reform. 
At about 2 pm the activists were detained and taken to Chanasongkram Police Station. The activists had not been released at press time. 
Earlier on Sunday the activists held a silent press briefing named “No Talk Show under the Military Boot: When the military violates our rights to hold the talk show ‘Our land . . .  whose land?’” at the 14 October Memorial on Bangkok’s Ratchadamnoen Avenue. With their mouths taped, the activists held press release documents in front of them, while several military and police officers were deployed at the scene.

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