Dao Din activists file complaint of human rights violation in Khon Kaen

Activists from the so-called Dao Din human rights group yesterday filed complaint at Khon Kaen police station accusing a group of 30 soldiers and police of human rights violation.

They filed complaint after authorities searched the community office of the Dao Din group located behind Khon Kaen University and left an hour later after finding no evidence to charge members of the human rights group.

A Dao Din activist Arkom Sributta said the group showed no search warrant which was tantamount to violation of rights and freedom of the people.

The authorities just said they wanted to find evidence related to the activist group's recent movement to protest amendments to two social security bills.

The group was led by Lt Col Phitakphon Christi or known as Seh Pete who he said was an Army officer responsible for sending one Dao Din member to jail for alleged lese majeste.

But he noted that the search coincided with the recent trip of the military junta chairman Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha to Khon Kaen which has long been described as a hot-bed for anti-coup activities.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)