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'Don't forget lese majeste prisoners'

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The public must not forget prisoners of conscience at this crucial juncture in Thai politics, a young student activist said after visiting lese majeste prisoners at the Bangkok Remand Prison on Saturday. 

About 50 well-wishers and members of the June 24 for Democracy group made a special visit to show solidarity with those behind bars. Joining them were the wife and daughter of former Voice of Thaksin editor Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, who has been detained without bail for three years.

Aum Neko, a Liberal Arts student from Thammasat University, said students and the general public had become more aware of the problematic application of Article 112 of the Criminal Code against those accused of insulting and defaming the royal institution.

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