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Rights groups demand bail for Somyot

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Two international human rights organisations have joined the demand for bail and a quick appeal hearing for Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, who was convicted of lese majeste, pointing out he has now been held in detention for two years. 

Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, former editor of the Voice of Taksin magazine, flashes a V sign before the verdict in his case at the Criminal Court on Jan 23. (Photo by Surapol Promsaka Na Sakolnakorn)

The Paris-based International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the Geneva-based World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) urged the Court of Appeal to review the conviction of the former Voice of Taksin editor and labour activist as soon as possible, in conformity with international human rights standards.

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