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Free Somyot: 4 years in jail for 'insulting the king'
by Mirjam van Heugten published 30-04-2015 last modified 30-04-2015 07:51 — filed under: , ,
Today it has been four years since Thai editor and labour rights activist Somyot Pruksakaemsuk was arrested and imprisoned in Thailand, based on the lèse majesté law. CCC is concerned for his health and calls for his immediate release.
Located in News / / 04 / 30
Support Somyot on Labour Day
by Mirjam van Heugten published 01-05-2014 last modified 01-05-2014 08:47 — filed under: ,
Today we celebrate International Labour Day with our friends and allies from around the world. May 1st is recognised around the world as International Labour Day or International Worker's Day. We need your support to demand the immediate release of the well-known Thai human-rights activist and journalist Somyot Pruksakasemsuk. Tell Thailand's Prime Minister to free Somyot.
Located in News / / 05 / 01
Wife of convicted Thai lèse-majesté activist Somyot in Geneva
by Mirjam van Heugten published 10-09-2013 — filed under: , ,
Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC), together with the Free Somyot Campaign and the Thai Labour Campaign, urges the Thai authorities to hear Joop Prueksakasemsuk, Somyot’s wife, who calls to free her husband, labour and human rights defender and magazine editor. Joop Prueksakasemsuk will be in Geneva between 9-13 September, meeting key decision makers.
Located in News / / 09 / 10
International condemnation of conviction of Thai activist Somyot Prueksakasemsuk
by geertjan published 22-02-2013 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: ,
Clean Clothes Campaign, together with the Free Somyot Campaign and the Thai Labour Campaign strongly deplores the conviction of human rights defender and magazine editor Somyot Prueksakasemsuk. Today, the Bangkok Criminal Court found him guilty on 2 counts of Article 112 of the Criminal Code (the lèse-majesté law*) and sentenced him to 11 years of imprisonment.
Located in News / / 02 / 23
Court hearing Somyot 19th December: an update
by geertjan published 05-12-2012 last modified 25-04-2013 13:53 — filed under: ,
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* (Article 112) for the publication of two articles deemed insulting to the monarch. He faces up to 30 years in prison.
Located in News / / 12 / 05
Final push to free Somyot
by geertjan published 05-12-2012 last modified 25-04-2013 13:53 — filed under: ,
“Here in Thailand they know I get a lot of international support. Without that support I would maybe already be dead.”
Located in News / / 12 / 05
Books and plastic replicas of prison food: a visit to Somyot
by geertjan published 14-11-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: ,
In November, our colleague Marcella Kraay visited Somyot in prison in Thailand.
Located in News / / 11 / 14
Free Somyot! Freedom of speech is not a crime
by geertjan published 05-09-2012 last modified 25-04-2013 13:43 — filed under: , ,
On 19 September the Thai Criminal Court will announce the date of the verdict of Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, well known editor and long time labour rights activist in Thailand. He can face 30 years in prison. We need your voice again, so let it be loud!
Located in News / / 09 / 05
Updates from the Somyot trial in Thailand
by geertjan published 19-01-2012 last modified 25-04-2013 13:39 — filed under: ,
On January 16th, Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, editor of “Voice of Taksin” magazine, was brought to Nakornsawan Provincial Court for the third hearing of the prosecution witnesses. More than 40 supporters and family attended, including an international observer, John Maynard, the president of the Postal Workers Union of Australia, and long time friend of Somyot’s.
Located in News / / 01 / 19
Somyot charged under Thai lese majeste law
by geertjan published 26-07-2011 last modified 25-04-2013 13:32 — filed under: ,
Last Monday July 25 2011, after 84 days detention, Somyot Pruksakasemsuk was brought to the criminal court to hear the prosecutor's charges against him.
Located in News / / 07 / 26