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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.
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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
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
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
Free Somyot: Urgent message to the new Thai government before July 24
by geertjan published 14-07-2011 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: ,
We urgently call upon you to take action once more in support of Thai human rights activist and journalist Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, who has been in jail now on charges of 'lese majeste' for 2.5 months.
Located in News / / 07 / 14
Further action for Somyot!
by geertjan published 15-06-2011 last modified 25-04-2013 13:29 — filed under: ,
Today in Copenhagen activists from over 10 European Clean Clothes networks held a demonstration outside the Thai Embassy to protest at the continued detention of Somyot Pruksakasemsuk. Activists handed over a letter to the embassy representative, demanding the release of Somyot. We were told by the Embassy that Somyot had been released but we now know this is not true – we believe the Embassy made a mistake – in an ironic twist of fate Somyot was released on 13 June 2010.
Located in News / / 06 / 15
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
More pressure needed to release Thai Human Rights activist
by geertjan published 03-06-2011 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: ,
Thanks to all of you for taking the time to contact the Thai government and request the release of the well-known Thai human-rights activist and journalist Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, who was arrested on April 30 on charges of lèse majesté, or the crime of insulting the king. Please also support this new appeal.
Located in News / / 06 / 03
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