Workers Organisation for Democracy protest
Workers Organisation for Democracy appeals to the Thai government to bail out political prisoners detained under section 112
At 10.00 on the 22nd August, 30 workers from Workers Organisation for Democracy (WOD) gathered in front of the Government House to follow up on the right to bail for Somyot Pruksakasemsuk as well as for other political prisoners.
The Workers Organisation for Democracy earlier submitted letters to the Aphisit government on 31 May 2011 demanding justice for Somyot Pruksakasemsuk and other political prisoners detained under section 112. Four attempts had been made to bail out Somyot but the requests were rejected by the court. Somyot has been detained at the Bangkok Remand Prison for more than 3 months. The Workers Organisation for Democracy rallies at the Government House again today to follow up on their demand for release of Somyot.
The Workers Organisation for Democracy also demands the government to implement its policy promised during the election campaigns on increasing the minimum wage to 300 Baht per day, 15000 Baht monthly salary for university graduate, addressing poverty issues, and prices control.
At 11.00, the Workers Organisation for Democracy moved to rally outside the United Nations Office demanding UN reaction on human rights abuses in Thailand. Prior to departure from the UN office, the workers shouted ‘Release Somyot and other political prisoners’, ‘Free Somyot from Lese Majeste law’.