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Thailand to jail rights lawyer Anon Nampa, activist for bail terms breach - lawyer

Thailand will jail human rights lawyer Anon Nampa and another activist for breaching the terms of their bail following their earlier arrests over anti-government rallies, one of their lawyers said on Thursday. Thai activists plan a major protest on Sept.

Reuters | Bangkok | Updated: 03-09-2020 16:12 IST | Created: 03-09-2020 15:55 IST
Thailand to jail rights lawyer Anon Nampa, activist for bail terms breach - lawyer
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Thailand will jail human rights lawyer Anon Nampa and another activist for breaching the terms of their bail following their earlier arrests over anti-government rallies, one of their lawyers said on Thursday. A Thai court on Thursday revoked the bail of Anon Nampa and Panupong Jadnok for breaching the conditions of their release and the pair will be held in pretrial detention at a remand prison, Anon's lawyer, Weeranan Huadsri, told Reuters.

Their arrests were among more than a dozen in recent weeks for sedition and on charges related to demonstrations that police say were in breach of a ban on gatherings imposed to prevent coronavirus infections. Thai activists plan a major protest on Sept. 19.

"Let my jailing today be the receipt of harassment against the people. On 19 Sept 2020 go take it back," Anon posted on his Facebook.


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