Journalists Pravit Rojanaphruk detained in Thailand

Thailand military officials said on Monday that journalists Pravit Rojanaphruk was detained for what they described as an “attitude adjustment”. Pravit was transported to an undisclosed location.

According to Colonel Winthai Suvaree, Rojanaphruk was being held for “presenting information that is not in keeping with the country’s guidelines promoting peace and order”.

Suvaree said that length of Pravit’s detention depended on how cooperative he was with authorities.

Pravit, a reporter for the English-language newspaper The Nation, has often written commentaries critical of the junta military regime.

The Nation’s chief editor, Thepchai Yong, said in a statement on The Nation’s website that,  “The Nation calls for him to be released immediately,” adding, “we see this as a direct threat to press freedom”.

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