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Thais pin hopes on early release

Cambodian PM steps in to help Veera, Ratree

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Two Thais jailed in Cambodia for espionage and illegal entry are pinning their hopes on being released early. 

The Cambodian Ministry of Justice is mulling Prime Minister Hun Sen's instruction to reduce the prison term for Veera Somkwamkid and to give a royal pardon to Ratree Pipattanapaiboon, a press statement issued by the Foreign Ministry of Cambodia said Thursday.

The statement said Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra asked the Cambodian prime minister during the Asean Summit in Phnom Penh in November last year to consider pardoning the two imprisoned Thais. She made the same request on Thursday.

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