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    Activists Swept Up in Military Campaign Against ‘Influential Figures’

    Activists Swept Up in Military Campaign Against ‘Influential Figures’

    By Sasiwan Mokkhasen
    Staff Reporter

    BANGKOK â€â€ One was a 65-year-old activist opposed to the military’s eviction of his fishing community; two others were his colleagues. Another led a campaign against a power plant the military government wants to build north of the capital.

    To the military government, the four activists are the type of “influential figures” to be detained without charge as part of its much-publicized campaign originally thought to target underworld influences.

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    Re: Activists Swept Up in Military Campaign Against ‘Influential Figures’

    All four were released from detention on Wednesday, the same day soldiers nationwide were granted sweeping search and seizure powers as a means of carrying out the junta's campaign. But instead of going after the type of criminal figures blamed for entrenched corruption, they have moved against activists opposed to projects supported by the junta.
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    Re: Activists Swept Up in Military Campaign Against ‘Influential Figures’

    Quote Originally Posted by Curt View Post
    It's just a matter of time before something breaks.
    The Charter referendum result -either way-might be the tipping point.

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    Re: Activists Swept Up in Military Campaign Against ‘Influential Figures’

    Quote Originally Posted by Khun Don View Post
    The Charter referendum result -either way-might be the tipping point.
    I think the game changing event is something complete different.

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