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Thai PM to seek release of two Thai activists jailed in Cambodia


BANGKOK, Sept 10 – During her one day official visit to Phnom Penh on Thursday, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra plans to seek the release of two Thai activists jailed in a Cambodian prison, according to Thai Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul.

Mr Surapong said that the prime minister’s trip on next week is an introductory visit and is customary for the new leader of country.

He said Ms Yingluck is scheduled to meet her Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen and may use the opportunity to help secure the release of two activists from the Thailand Patriot Network, Veera Somkwamkid and Ratree Pipattanapaiboon, now being detained in a Cambodian jail for illegal entry and spying charges.

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