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Lese majeste defendant Somyot Prueksakasemsuk has submitted an 18-page closing address to the Criminal Court ahead of the long-delayed ruling scheduled for Wednesday. 

Mr Somyot was arrested on April 30, 2010, near the Thai-Cambodia border on charges the Voice of Taksin magazine, which he published, carried two articles which constitute lese majeste.

In his statement, Mr Somyot argued he should not be found guilty because the Print Act 2007 said writers, not editors, should be held as the prime offenders in lese majeste cases.

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