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Dissident Sombat: Keep junta honest

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A jailed activist who helped organise protests against last month's military takeover in Thailand has some advice for his followers -- the coup is an accomplished fact, so concentrate on keeping the junta honest. 

Somban Boonngam-anong shows pigeon hands when he leaves the army office for the military court on June 12, 2014. (Photo by Apichart Jinakul)

Sombat Boonngam-anong, speaking to an Associated Press reporter at a prison in Bangkok's northern outskirts, also had some words for the ruling military: don't expect to achieve reconciliation among the country's sharply polarized people by continuing to suppress free speech.

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