The newspaper stands by Pravit's news reports and opinion pieces, saying they are in line with its editorial policies
IN A LETTER addressed to General Prayuth Chan-ocha on Monday, The Nation called on the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to release its senior journalist Pravit Rojanaphruk from military custody as soon as possible.
In the letter, The Nation’s managing editor Jintana Panyaarvudh said Pravit’s detention was akin to curtailing press freedom. She also asked the junta to provide a public explanation as to why Pravit was taken into custody and disclose his whereabouts so his family, colleagues and an authorised lawyer can visit him.
The letter also said that if the junta was unable to provide proper justification for his detention, then it “should consider releasing Pravit immediately”.