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OFFICIAL ACTION: On 24 of December 2010, they went to report X’s disappearance at Mae Rim Police Station, and also filed complaints with Mae Teang, Chiang Dao and Chiang Mai police stations. They also gave each place a copy of X’s ID card and car registration. There has been no follow-up investigation.

Incident 11 NAME: withheld on request DATE OF INCIDENT: 6 November 2010 APPROX. LOCATION OF INCIDENT: Chiang Mai city, Chiang Mai district, Chiang Mai province DATE OF REPORT: 26 September 2011 ADDRESS OF VICTIM: withheld on request, Chiang Dao district, Chiang Mai province AGE OF VICTIM: unknown ETHNICITY: Withheld on request SUMMARY OF TESTIMONY: X and his wife were staying at their rental house near the Warorot Market (commonly known as ‚Kad Luang‛, located in Chiang Mai city) to sell agricultural goods. It was usual for them to do this. X’s wife returned home to Chiang Dao by public bus to look after their child. On the 6 November 2010, she returned to Chiang Mai city. At around 8 a.m., she called her husband to ask him to pick her up at Chang Puak bus station. By 9 a.m., X had not arrived yet, so she called her younger sibling to come and take her home. When she arrived, X was not at the house, nor were his car and motorcycle. Certain valuables of his were also missing, such as a gold chain, and 30,000 Baht had been taken from his bank account. On the day that X disappeared, his younger brother was arrested at Huay Luerk village, and was taken to Chiang Dao by officers (who did not wear uniforms). At the police station, there were discussions between the officers over the police radio transceiver regarding the brothers; they were discussing whether both brothers were wanted by the police. After thorough discussions, the police decided that it had arrested the wrong person and declared X’s brother innocent. X’s brother overheard that the police would keep X in detention. When relatives became aware of what had happened, around 10 vehicles of family members went looking for X at the Chiang Mai and Chiang Dao police stations. They filed reports at each police station and left a copy of X’s vehicle registration with each of them. A month after the incident, a guard at Suan Dok Hospital in Chiang Mai went to report to the police station that there was a vehicle he noticed had been parked at the hospital for about a month. It was later discovered that this was X’s car. OFFICIAL ACTION: No official investigation on this case. 14

Enforced Disappearances in Thailand  

Enforced Disappearances in Thailand

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