2nd army commander admits officers searched Dao Din’s office without court’s warrant

The Second Army Region has admitted that its men searched the office of the Dao Din activist group in Khon Kaen province on Wednesday without a search warrant from the court.

Lt-Gen Vichai Saejorhor, commander of Second Army Region, said Thursday that the search of the activist group’s office near Khon Kaen University, which coincided with the visit to this northeastern province, was intended to make sure a smooth visit of the province by the prime minister and no search warrant was asked from the court.

He said that the Second Army Region had been monitoring the movements and activities of various activist groups such as the New Thai Federation and the Dao Din group.

Their activities were intended to discredit the government and the prime minister, said the commander, adding that the officers had acted properly although without a search warrant.