NCPO revokes Prof Pavin's passport

NCPO revokes Prof Pavin's passport

The Department of Consular Affairs has revoked the passport of Kyoto-based Thai academic Pavin Chachavalpongpun who is wanted on charges of failing to report to the military junta.

The cancellation came after the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) summoned the associate professor of Southeast Asian studies at Kyoto University to report to the council on May 24 by 4pm.

But Dr Pavin, who has campaigned against the lese majeste law, posted on his Facebook that he was busy with his teaching and refused to show up as summoned.  

Dr Pavin was among 17 individuals for whom the Bangkok Military Court issued arrest warrants on June 13 for defying the NCPO’s order to report.

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