Coverage of Somyot’s trial
The campaign is going to be focussing now on delivering live coverage of Somyot’s trial. Somyot’s trial hearings are going to be carried out at provincial court level, where the witnesses are based. The hearings are as follows
21 November 2011 – Sa Kaeo Province
19 December 2011 – Petchabun Province
16 January 2012 – Nakornsawan Province
13 February 2012 – Songkhla Province
The transfer to provincial courts means moving Somyot to different prisons in the provinces to wait for the trial. His lawyer tried to request to the court that the prosecutor’s witnesses be present at the Ratchada Court in Bangkok for the testimonies but to no avail.
The campaign is now organising observers and live coverage of the hearings using youtube and facebook ans well as twitter: freesomyottrial. If you want to contact the team that is covering the hearings you can do this on firstname.lastname@example.org.