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Thai activists protest at Somyot’s detention

Thai activists protest at the continued detention of Somyot Pruksakasemsuk.

Today 22 July 201, Thai trade uiniosts, workers and supporters protest action organized in front the Bangjok remand prison called for the release of Somyot.

His detention duration of 84 days is due and the AG has to decide whether to charge or drop his case and submit to the court for review and decision.


On 22 July, a press conference and small rally demanding to release Somyot and to restore democracy was organized in front Thai Embassy in Seoul. The press conference was prepared by Korean House of International Solidarity (KHIS). For the press  conference and rally, around 10 participants came from KHIS, Korean Health & Medical Workers’ Union (KHMU) and Korean Chemical & Textile Workers Federation (KCTF).

Brother Na Hyun-pil (KHIS) chaired the press conference and Brother Han Yong-un (vice president of KHMU) read the statement of the press conference saying to release Somyot, to abolish the 112 article of the criminal code, and to stop the oppression on labor  movement and social movement in Thailand.

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