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The multiple late-night attempts to take the detained protest leaders out of their prison cells for random Covid-19 testing was a violation of their human rights, the Criminal Court ruled today. The court said inmates can only be removed from their cell, even for Covid-19 testing, during “normal hours.” No action was taken against the prison guards.

Human rights lawyer Arnon Nampa, a detained pro-democracy activist, said in previous reports that the attempts to remove him from his cell constituted intimidation. The Justice Minister later denied claims of sinister motives, saying the attempts were to test the detainees for Covid-19.

Apparently, officers at Bangkok Remand Prison tried to take a few detained protesters out of their cells at 9pm on March 16. Arnon says he and others in the cell told them not to follow the guards because it seemed suspicious.

Guards came back multiple times in the night with others in uniforms and no name tags, all armed with batons, Arnon says. The last attempt was around 2:30am. In previous reports, Arnon said he believed their lives would be in danger if they allowed the prison guards to take them out of their cell.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand


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  1. toby andrews

    Monday, March 29, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    Add the guards’ names to the list.
    The list that The People’s Front of Sukamvite Road will use to punish the tyrants on victory day, when they will line them up against a wall, force them to listen to rap music.

  2. Roger bruce

    Monday, March 29, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    Thailand Police and Military are tarred with the same brush as the Burmese

    Good Luck Thailand

  3. Slugger

    Monday, March 29, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    A detained troublemaker more like it

  4. Pedro

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 12:04 am

    Slugger, regardless of what they are alleged to have done, until convicted in a properly constituted court of law, they are still innocent detained Human Beings with rights which Law Enforcement in all its forms, the government and the Judiciary MUST allow, or align with their colleagues in Burma. It is good that the court agrees in this instance, even though they are not allowing bail.

  5. Theo

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 12:43 am

    Troublemaker! It,s criminal that a bizarre law is used to silence and imprison BRAVE people. I hope to see one day the responsible generals clique handcuffed in court.

  6. max corrigan

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 9:02 am

    You are wasting your time trying to convert Slugger he/she is beyond redemption i’m afraid!

  7. Ian v5.00121

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 6:53 am

    people act as if prison guards don’t act like this all the time, its part of their training

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