Military Sends Officers to Interrogate University Lecturer Over Anti-Junta Banner

The anti-junta banner reads “Down with the dictatorship, Democracy will triumph”, hangs in front of the Mahasarakham University on 4 March 2015 [Prachatai English]

(Prachatai English)

BANGKOK – The military sent police officers to interrogate a university lecturer in Isan suspected of hanging an anti-junta banner.

Two police officers on Thursday around 5pm came to Mahasarakham University in the northeastern province of Mahasarakham to interrogate Vinai Poncharoen, a lecturer of the Political Science Faculty of the university, at his office after he saved a picture of an anti-junta banner with the message “Down with the dictatorship, Democracy will triumph” on his facebook profile on Wednesday.

The anti-junta banner was first seen hanging in front of the Mahasarakham University’s gate on Wednesday morning.

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