Pressure is mounting on the Cambodian and Thai governments to investigate the abduction of Thai dissident Wanchalearm Satsaksit, the latest critic of Thailand’s regime to be disappeared since the military seized power in 2014, and his parting words have become a rallying cry for outraged Thai netizens.
On the afternoon of June 4, Thai activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit was abducted in broad daylight while on the phone outside his Phnom Penh apartment. The security guard of the complex said he saw a group of armed men drag the 37-year-old into a black SUV, which was captured driving away by CCTV footage, according to reports.
His sister Sitanan, who had been on the other end of the line, said she heard what sounded like a “crash” followed by several Cambodian voices and her brother’s words — “Argh, I can’t breathe” — before the call was cut off.
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