Published on July 31, 2007
She filed her complaint with the Port Authority police station, accusing Capt Chaovalit Netnualsri, commander of a company attached to Army Region 1, of robbery.
Prateep said that on Saturday, when her Duang Prateep Foundation office was raided and 2,000 posters were seized, she filed a police complaint accusing the soldiers of theft.
"The soldiers acted as a group, so that was tantamount to robbery. Hence the additional charge," said Prateep, who is one of the new leaders of the Democratic Alliance Against Dictatorship.
She estimated that the posters were worth Bt40,000.
The poster carries the message: "It's not illegal to vote against the draft constitution". It also contains messages from some public figures who are against the draft constitution, which is subject to a public referendum on August 19.
She cited the nullified 1997 constitution stipulating citizens' rights to oppose an unlawful government and said that people had a right and duty to peacefully oppose the junta's draft charter.