Posters of lacking persons eliminated by Ubon University security

Prompted by the kidnapping of Thai activist Wanchalearm Satisakit in Cambodia, a scholar group referred to as “Kob Plerng” (คบแพลิง) at Isaan’s Ubon Ratchatani University put up a string of posters of people assumed to be kidnapped by the Thai state. They had been removed by university security this week. Ubon Ratchatani is probably one of the 4 major city centres in Isaan, north east Thailand.
It’s been over a month since Wanchalearm was kidnapped and his fate remains unknown. The posters were positioned in entrance of the Faculty of Political Science, in a transfer meant to show the importance of protecting people’s rights from pressured disappearances. CCTV footage from the early mornings of Wednesday shows university safety eradicating the posters.
One of the scholars concerned in organising the activity advised Thai Enquirer that it was to reveal the shortage of effort from the federal government in finding information on Wanchalearm’s whereabouts.
“All I needed to do was to demand the whereabouts of one particular person and I question the people that took down the sign… is it that dangerous? I don’t see how what I am demanding is towards the law and that is one other human being… we should help ask the federal government to find the reality about his case.”

The dean of the faculty of political science on the university says he gave permission to the scholars to arrange the posters in entrance of the college constructing.
“This proves that life doesn’t matter to those that ordered this to occur on campus. What the students are combating for is to protect the rights of individuals who have gone lacking.”
“It raises a big query of whether or not we can feel secure on campus or not due to what occurred. Would Unconventional feel secure when they are expressing their opinion because of what happened? What if students come to review on the school at night, how can they really feel safe? This is something that the college needs to clarify to the students, to protect their rights and the way their lives may be protected on campus.”
The dean says both the college and the Special Police Branch denied any duty in ordering the posters to be taken down, however the safety guard caught on camera says he was ordered by the Special Police Branch to take down the posters..

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