Alleged Plain-Clothed Army Officer 'Threatens to Rape' Activist

Natcha Kongudom and other student activists interrupted an National Human Rights Commission event to protest the agency's perceived silence in the face of human rights abuses following the coup, 12 Dec 2014.  

(Prachatai English)

BANGKOK – An anti-coup student activist who was arrested in November for flashing an anti-coup gesture was reportedly threatened with rape by a presumably plain-clothed military officer assigned to follow and watch her.

Natcha Kongudom, a transgender student activist from Bangkok University, told Prachatai that she was threatened with rape by an unidentified man on Friday.

The incident took place after she and other student activists held an activity to condemn the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the junta at an NHRC event on late Friday morning.

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