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#Abolish112 ✊ Tawan is a peaceful protester, not a criminal!









📍 On Monday this week, 20-year-old protester Tawan was finally granted bail after being arrested on Saturday, 5 March 2022, for criticizing the royal motorcade in Bangkok. During a live broadcast, Tawan pointed out that many demonstrating farmers had to be removed from the street for the motorcade to pass. 🚨 Tawan's legitimate concerns were answered with the police arresting her on the ground of the Computer Crimes Act and royal defamation.


The Government and police must STOP arresting peaceful protesters like Tawan who only exercise their right to freedom of expression!


 

References

Prachatai, Activist arrested for live broadcasting at a royal procession, (7 March 2022), available at: https://prachatai.com/english/node/9731


Erich Parpart, Opinion: Tawan’s arrest another black mark on the government and Thai police, (8 March 2022), available at: https://www.thaienquirer.com/38301/opinion-tawans-arrest-another-black-mark-on-the-government-and-thai-police/