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Thailand: Major newspaper ‘parody’ describes gang-rape of LGBT activist and politician

Joe Lo July 1, 2014

A major newspaper in Thailand has published a fictional account of a gang rape of Aum Neko, a LGBT activist and Jakrapob Penkair, a prominent politician.

Both Neko and Penkair are currently in exile due to their opposition to May’s military coup.

The piece was published in Manager ASTV, a daily national newspaper which reaches around 100,000 Thais and graphically describes Neko and Penkair being taken to prison and gang-raped.

According to a translation of the article by another Thai newspaper, Khaosod, the piece imagines that Aum and Neko “will be bestowed to the inmates so they can provide intimate, wet happiness, with thrusts reaching up to their intestines.”

The article continued: “We expect that the pair will tour the entire prison and offer their bodily happiness to every prison section, from the first section to the death row section.”

Aum Neko, whose real name is Saran Chuichai, is a transgender activist who has campaigned for more freedom of expression in Thailand and for sex work to be legalised.

Penkair is a member of the ousted, elected Shinawatra government and has previously been accused by Manager ASTV of being gay, which he denies.

More: Asia, Aum Neko, gangrape, LGBT, Manager ASTV, Penkair, Thailand, Transgender

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