Free Somyot and other political prisoners in Thailand!!!
Respect workers Rights!!! Respect People’s rights to speak!!! Democracy in Thailand Now!!!
On the 30th April of this year Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, a journalist and labour activist, was arrested. He is facing up to 15 years in prison under the law of Lese Majeste. A person can be charged under Lese Majeste if accused of defaming, insulting or threatening the royal family. These laws have been used by the present Thai government, headed by Abhisit Vejjajiva, to crack down on dissent and protest activities. This repression is targeted at labour and human right activists, journalists and supporters of democracy in the country. There are currently hundreds of Thai activists detained under these laws. Many others are in exile overseas.
Release Somyot and all other political prisoners in Thailand!
Drop the charges against all activists imprisoned or in exile!
Revoke the LeseMajeste law and other repressive legislations!