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'Spy' pair's return no closer

Veera, Ratree will have served 2 years this week

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  • Writer: Thanida Tansubhapol & Anucha Charoenpo
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The chances of two Thai activists being freed early from Cambodia's Prey Sar Prison still look uncertain, two years after they started serving jail terms for espionage and illegal entry. 

The government has tried several times to negotiate the release of Veera Somkwamkid and his secretary Ratree Pipattanapaiboon, but has made no progress.

The issue was not discussed directly at the Thai-Cambodian Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation meeting held in Bangkok yesterday. The meeting had been suspended for almost two years, a Foreign Ministry source said.

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