Unofficial translation of ISOC4’s statement on the case of Mr. Masukri
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Internal Security Operations Command Region 4
19 March 2019
On 16 March 2019, 20.20, Pol Capt Wasurat Charoensinjonthan,
Deputy Inspector on Investigation of the Nong Chik Police Station
has received a report from Sub Lt. Tortrakul Pansamrong,
Chief of the Inquiry Unit, Taskforce 43, Ranger Battalion of
the Ingkhayutthaborihan Army Camp, Nong Chik district,
Pattani that Mr. Masukri Salae, a suspect held in
custody invoking Martial Law, has suffered from
an injury after falling in the toilet inside the building
of the Inquiry Unit.
The police have gone to the crime scene for examination
and were informed that the injured person had been brought
for treatment at the Pattani Hospital. The Deputy Inspector on
Investigation and other officers have then gone to
the Pattani Hospital. Initially, they have asked from relatives
of the injured and were informed that Mr. Masukri Salae
had said he had fallen in the toilet but could not remember
why it had happened so as he felt extremely dizzy at the time.
The police have recorded the information which
can be used as evidence.
When the incidence happened, officers at the Inquiry
Unit had offered first aid to the injured person and then
transferred him to the hospital inside
the Ingkhayutthaborihan Army Camp and informed his relatives.
Then, the doctor at the Ingkhayutthaborihan Army Camp
referred the patient to the Pattani Hospital. The doctor
there has given him initial treatment based on the diagnosis
that he had suffered from a stroke which had resulted in
his right side paralysis. According to the doctor,
he should be further transferred to the Hat Yai Hospital
for an MRI scan. At present, officers from the Inquiry
Unit and his relatives are monitoring his condition closely.
Mr. Masukri Salae, with ID no. 3-9403-00459-80-3, lives at 46,
Moo 5, Tambon Pulo Puyo, Nong Chik district, Pattani. He appears
to be a member of an insurgency group active in the area
of Nong Chik district. He was put in custody after the clash
between the perpetrators and the security officers
in Ban Khai, Moo 7, Tambon Pulo Puyo, Nong Chik district,
Pattani on 14 March 2019 and was then transferred to
the Inquiry Unit at Taskforce 43, Ranger Battalion,
the Ingkhayutthaborihan Army Camp, for questioning.
Based on what has happened, the suspect in custody
of the Inquiry Unit, Ranger Battalion, has suffered from
an accidence. The injured person has said so and told
the inquiry officers from the Nong Chik Police Station
who has then recorded the information to be use as evidence.
The person subject to questioning has suffered from
an accidence while the officers have offered him prompt
help and informed his relatives so that
they could tend to him. Meanwhile, this is part of an attempt
to make it clearly known to local people to prevent them from
falling prey to some civil society organizations and their allied
media which may want to capitalize on the incidence and
send out distorted information to galvanize people including
by falsely claiming that the officers have committed torture
and human rights violation against the injured person as
these organizations had shown such capability in the past.