TWO youths who had held up placards with the intention of asking Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha some questions during his trip to Rayong yesterday (July 15) but were instead detained by police appealed to a House of Representative committee for justice, INN News reported this afternoon.
Mr. Panuphong Chadnok and Mr. Natchanon Phayakphan submitted a letter to the House Standing Committee on Legal Affairs, Justice and Human Rights stating that they only wanted to ask Gen. Prayut how he was going to help the people of Rayong after a Covid-19 infected Egyptian soldier stayed at this coastal province last week.
They added that not only were their civil rights and freedom restricted by police but they are also facing charges.
They also mentioned that while they were blocked from meeting the Prime Minister, his supporters were allowed to do so.
The two youths stated that they had liaised with the police about their intention to question the Prime Minister having told them directly and posted a message on a Facebook page.
However they did not tell the police they would be holding up placards and the police did what they did as shown in the news and they were injured and had to be treated at Rayong Hospital.
They added that they had filed a report against the team of police who acted against them yesterday.
Kao Klai Party list MP Rangsiman Rome, as spokesman of this committee, said it is the basic right of the people to ask questions so he will expedite the tabling of this issue to the committee and will invite concerned individuals to give an explanation.
Top: The two Rayong youths stating their case today. Photo: INN News