A Thai Dissident Was ‘Kidnapped’ in Cambodia. Protesters and the UN Want Answers.

At least eight Thai activists have similarly vanished abroad since Thailand's military coup in 2014, some of whom later turned up brutally murdered.

On June 3, self-exiled Thai activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit posted a scathing video on Facebook lambasting Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha.

The next day, CCTV video footage revealed he was bundled into a black vehicle by unknown assailants near his apartment in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, and has not been heard from since.

In the days since Wanchalearm’s disappearance, a growing chorus of voices has called on both the Thai and Cambodian governments to locate him, with protesters gathering Monday at the Cambodian embassy in Bangkok to demand the neighboring country work to find the missing activist.

In full: https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/akze95/thai-dissident-kidnapped-cambodia-wanchalearm-satsaksit

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