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Court frees embattled Prachatai journalist, democracy activists

The Provincial Court has freed Prachatai journalist and pro-democracy activists arrested over leaflets campaigning about the draft charter referendum.

The Provincial Court of Ratchaburi Province on Monday afternoon, 11 July 2016, granted to the police custody permission to detain Taweeesak Kerdpoka, Prachatai’s journalist, three anti-junta NDM activists, Pakorn Areekul, Anucha Rungmorakot and Anan Loked and Phanuwat Songsawadchai, a student activist from Mae Cho University of Phrae Province.

However, at around 4:30 pm the court later granted 140,000 baht bail for each of the five.

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