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Activists, dons voice support for amnesty debates

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Activists and academics voiced their support for parliamentary debates on several amnesty bills at a seminar yesterday and also called for an overhaul of the judicial system. 

Kritaya Archavanitkul, a Mahidol University lecturer and representative of the People's Information Centre (PIC), said during a seminar called "108 Reasons to Pardon Political Prisoners" the planned deliberation of the bills next month marks a critical juncture in Thai politics.

"The bills will revisit mistakes made by state mechanisms and return justice to people affected by them - those who were arrested or who faced trials," Ms Kritaya said.

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