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Rights activist 'disappears' in Kaeng Krachan

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An international human rights group urged authorities on Monday to investigate the disappearance of a prominent environmental activist arrested in Kaeng Krachan, in Phetchaburi. 

About 50 Karen villagers, including Mr Billy's family members, rally at the provincial hall in Phetchaburi's Muang district on Monday to press authorities to find missing Por Cha Lee Rakcharoen. (Photo by Chaiwat Sat-yeam)

Por Cha Lee Rakcharoen, known as ''Billy,'' was detained in Phetchaburi's Kaeng Krachan National Park on Thursday for carrying illegally harvested wild honey, and has not been seen since shortly after he was released.

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