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Swanna Talek coordinator of the June 24 Democracy Group summoned by the military for interview on the 17th June. More information here
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The protest actions that was organised in Hong kong at the morning by the Hong kong base national and regional Labour and progressive trade union, youth group and NGO. The groups submitted the protest statement to the representative of the Thai embassy call for these demands:
They strongly support the struggle of Thai citizens against the military junta, and demand the following:
- The Thai military junta must immediately stop the arbitrary detention of all human rights defenders.
- The Thai military junta must abolish Lèse Majesté and immediately release all political detainees held under this charge, as well as other prisoners of conscience.
- The Thai military junta must guarantee the freedom of the media and allow the free expression of all citizens.
- The Thai military junta must assure the freedom of assembly and the right to protest.
- The sovereignty belongs to Thai citizens. The military junta must immediately transfer power to a democratic elected civil government.
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Asia Monitor Resource Center
Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Union
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We are very pleased to confirm that Joop and Tai were released by the military today. Heartfelt thanks to everyone who has been involved in raising the profile of their situation.
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On Sunday 25th May Somyot’s wife Joop and son Tai were detained by the Thai military.
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Sun, 25/05/2014 – 15:50 | by prachatai
Around 3.30 p.m, the army searched the house of Somyot Phueksakasemsuk, editor of a pro-red shirt magazine currently serving 11 years in prison for lese majeste. The army arrested Sukanya Phrueksakasemsuk, Somyot’s wife, who has been campaigning for political prisoners, and his son Panitan Phrueksakasemsuk, a fourth-year Law student a Thammasat University and an activist himself, taking them both to the Army Club. According to Sukanya, the army also seized two laptops.
Somyot was active in labor movements before becoming the leader of a red shirt faction called June 24 for Democracy. He was sentenced on January 23, 2013, when the court found him guilty of publishing two articles deemed defamatory against the monarchy.