The family, friends, and supporters of Thai activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit continue to search for him three years after he went missing while living in exile in Cambodia.
Wanchalearm fled Thailand after the 2014 coup in that country. He initially resided in Malaysia before settling in Cambodia with other dissidents. Wanchalearm continued opposing Thailand’s military-backed government through posts on his satirical Facebook page. Several orders were issued for this arrest on account of his advocacy against military rule.
Wanchalearm disappeared on June 4, 2020, a few days after he posted a video criticizing Thailand’s prime minister. An investigative media report showed that he was abducted by armed men while buying food in front of his place of residence. He was able to call his sister, Sitanun Satsaksit, and his last words to her were “I can’t breathe,” before being cut off.