Thai Military Threatens Landless Southern Villagers

Soldiers guard the Army Club in Bangkok, 23 May 2014, a day of the military coup.

(Prachatai English)

BANGKOK —  The military surrounded a village in southern Thailand and told the landless villagers to leave a disputed area while threatening a villager not to take picture of the event.

According to Protection International (PI), at about 5:30pm on Tuesday Five military men came to Pruemsub Community of Chai Buri District in the southern province of Surat Thani and ordered the landless villagers to leave the area.

The military also reportedly threatened a villager who attempted to take picture of the military operation that he would be arrested and brought to military camp for interrogation if he took  pictures of the scene. 

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