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Show your face campaign

December 2, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Dear friends,

We have already gathered more than 8,000 signatures to ask for the release of Somyot Prueksakasemsuk. But this has not proven sufficient yet. The verdict of Somyot’s trial is expected on December 19th and so today we invite you all to let your voice be heard and take part in a global Facebook photo action. Please relay this action as soon as you can by email and Facebook (a short text for you to post on Facebook is at the end of this message). Thank you for your support.

We have just a few weeks to show international support to help to free Somyot from arbitrary detention!

Show your face to support the Free Somyot Campaign: Trial verdict due December 19th

Somyot, a Thai labour activist, human rights defender and magazine editor, has been in detention since April 2011, awaiting trial under the Thai lèse-majesté law for the publication of two articles deemed insulting to the monarch. He faces up to 30 years in prison. Thailand’s lèse-majesté law prohibits any word or act, which “defames, insults, or threatens the King, the Queen, the Heir-apparent, or the Regent”. This law places the country in contravention of its international legal obligations to uphold international standards of freedom of expression.

Free Somyot campaigners are creating a global visual petition to send to the Thai authorities and need your help. You can take part:

1. Write “Free Somyot” on a piece of paper or on your palm or download a poster from here

2. Take a photo of yourself holding the poster/ your palm with the words clearly showing

3. Upload the photo to Free Somyot Facebook page here

4. You could then make your photo your Facebook profile pic and encourage your friends to take part too.

Every photo counts and will help to support Somyot in his struggle for justice, and to uphold freedom of expression for everyone in Thailand.

Add your photo to a global visual petition to support the Free Somyot campaign. Somyot faces up to 30 years in prison for the publication of two articles deemed insulting to the monarch.

See http://www.freesomyot.wordpress.com

1. Write “Free Somyot” on a piece of paper or on your palm or download a poster from https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.272034802882821.68488.122999694453000&type=3
2. Take a photo of yourself holding the poster/ your palm with the words clearly showing or download a poster here.
3. Upload the photo to Free Somyot Facebook page here

4 You could then make your photo your Facebook profile pic and encourage your friends to take part too.

Thanks!

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