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THAILAND: Additional freedom of expression arrest and denial of bail by junta

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Statement : Pornthip was arrested on 15 August in the Hat Yai Airport and was then brought to appear in the Criminal Court in Bangkok on 16 August. The police investigations of both of them remain ongoing and they have not been criminally charged. They both requested bail, but in both cases the Court denied bail and approved temporary detention orders submitted by the police while the investigation continues. Read More...

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