Six CMU Pro-election Protest Leaders Charged By Junta

 | Fri 23 Feb 2018 03:40 ICT

CityNews – The ruling Junta has filed charges against six protesters that rallied outside of Chiang Mai University calling for elections on February 14.

The Valentine’s Day protest was organised by the Liberal Assembly of Chiang Mai University for Democracy (LACMUD) to call for elections this year. The gathering violated the Junta’s order that prohibits political gatherings of more than five people.

The six identified and oficially charged by the Junta include students from Chiang Mai University and Thammasat University Lampang Centre.

Charges were filed on February 20th by the Peace and Order Maintaining Command in Chiang Mai at the Phu Ping Ratchaniwet Police Station. Following the charges, several statements have been released from Thammasat University, Tha Pra Chan Campus, Lampang Centre and the LACMUD condemning the move by the Junta, claiming they are violating freedom of speech and expression.