Lawyer and shaman duo demand police examine Kanchanaburi temple rehab that allegedly tortured patients

Following yesterday’s information that a temple in Kanchanaburi, a western Thai province, that served as drug rehab and was allegedly abusing patients, including feeding them normally only as soon as a day, forcing them to reside in squalid situations and torturing them; a lawyer and a shaman have requested the Crime Suppression Division police investigate and prosecute these responsible for the alleged torture and assorted abuses of human rights that took place.
The shaman, Jeeraphan Phetkhao, and the lawyer, Paisarn Ruangrit spearheaded 10 representatives for over 200 men who have been freed by troopers from the Wat Tha Phu Rat Bamrung’s drug rehabilitation facility. The duo filed a complaint with the CSD. In complete, 216 men had been free of the rehab and dropped off at a subject hospital on Monday night.
Jeeraphan says the residing circumstances on the rehab were deplorable and adds that the centre was nearer to hell on earth than an institution that helps individuals recover from drug addiction. The shaman and the lawyer inspected the rehab centre with reporters on Monday. The Kanchanaburi governor, Jeerakiart Phumsawat, went to the temple rehab following a name from Jeeraphan who up to date him on the rehab’s scenario.
Jeeraphan provides that he had beforehand filed a police report with the Dan Makhamtia police station however says the officers seemed tired of pursuing the case. He says he felt “unsafe”, so he turned to the CSD for assist. He then live-streamed the rescue operation on his Facebook. The video depicted tons of of individuals living in a cramped, locked room that had 2 loos for over 200 individuals. He believes the scenario is the outcome of an organised gang made up of police, temple and rescue workers.
“It’s uncommon that police from Kalasin and Roi Et provinces took so many individuals involved in illicit drugs to this temple for rehabilitation. From some villages, 10 or extra individuals have been sent there”.
Paisarn the lawyer concurs with Jeeraphan’s assessment that the rehab was the work of an organised gang. He says what he saw on the temple was much like human trafficking: The gang’s first step was getting individuals and taking them to the temple. After that, they demanded cash from the patients and tortured and beat them as they noticed fit. The lawyer says 2 to three folks died while they were “in treatment”, but no autopsies were carried out.
Elusive of the patients had been drug addicts. Paisarn says some of the sufferers were individuals who had been charged with non-drug-related expenses corresponding to fighting or bodily assault. The lawyer says the dad and mom of those “patients” had been informed that costs could be dropped if their offspring stayed on the rehab centre for 1 yr, offered the mother and father paid all of the requisite charges..

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