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Activists protest against Somyot's conviction

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Dozens of anti-Article 112 activists on Friday burned mock law textbooks in front of the Criminal Court in protest against the prison sentence given to Somyot Prueksakasensuk, former editor of Voice of Taksin magazine. 

A separate group went to visit Somyot at the Bangkok Remand Prison, where he had been detained since April 30, 2011 on the lese majeste charges and repeatedly denied bail.

The former labour activist and magazine editor was convicted on two counts of lese majeste on Wednesday and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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