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Thailand - Reporter arrested over bullet-proof vest in topsy-turvy Thailand

Reporters without borders
Bullet-proof vests are meant to save your life but in Thailand they can get you arrested, as Hong Kong-based photo-journalist Hok-chun “Anthony” Kwan learned when officials at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport found a bullet-proof vest and helmet in his bags as he was about to fly home on 23 August. The authorities arrested Anthony Kwan on a charge of “possessing an illegal weapon” and, for the time being, are preventing him from returning to Hong Kong. Bullet-proof vests and helmets are regarded (...)

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