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Trial of Aussie to start in Thailand

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An Australian man is to face a Thai court on Thursday on charges of violating Thailand’s emergency laws by addressing anti-government rallies in May.

Conor David Purcell, 30, from Perth in Western Australia, had been detained in late May over breaches of Thai immigration laws and was then charged under the emergency laws that include restrictions on assembly and controls over the media.

Purcell’s lawyer, Siriporn Muangsrinun, said the public prosecutors were ready to present their case.

“We have a trial and the court will process the case,” Siriporn told AAP.

Purcell could face up to two years in jail if found guilty.

The Sydney Morning Herald


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