Cambodian embassy slams door on family of missing Wanchalearm

The family of Wanchalearm Satsaksit and Amnesty International (AI) representatives today visited the Cambodian Embassy in Bangkok to seek information on the enforced disappearance of the Thai activist, on the occasion of his 38th birthday.

Piyanut Kotsan, AI Thailand director, said more than two months had passed since Wanchalearm disappeared but Thai and Cambodian authorities had made no progress in finding him.

Wanchalearm was abducted outside his Phnom Penh apartment by unknown men on June 4. He was the latest in a string of Thai political activists “disappeared” abroad since the coup of 2014, some of whom have later been found dead. His case has been taken up by anti-government protesters, but last week the hashtag #RIPWanchalearm began trending on social media amid rumours he was dead.

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