BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand security forces tracked down and detained a prominent activist who helped organise protests against last month’s military coup from comments he posted on the Internet, officials said on Friday.
Sombat Boonngamanong was caught in Chonburi province east of Bangkok late on Thursday, traced via the Internet network he was using, said Major General Pisit Pao-in, of the Information and Communication Technology Ministry.
“Soldiers and police were informed of the IP address used by Sombat to post comments so we searched a house in Chonburi and found Sombat there. We detained him. He is now with the army at an army base in Chonburi,” Pisit told Reuters.
“The case is now with the army and it will investigate and decide how to proceed next.”