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After the seven years of imprisonment, the magazine-editor-turned-majest? convict has been released and vowed to continue his fight for democracy in Thailand.
On 30 April 2018, Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, a royal defamation convict, was released from the Bangkok Remand Prison. Emerging at 6am in a light blue polo shirt, Somyot smiled and appeared to be in good spirits as a small group of supporters, his two children and associates welcomed him.
Minutes after being freed, he told the press that the 2014 coup, which took place while he was serving what had initially been a 10-year sentence, had led society and the economy “backward.”
Read more at Khaosod English.
Somyot performs the three-finger salute as a symbol against the junta
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