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International activists meet Jatupat, plan to tell the world his story and the Thai situation

Jul 15. 2017
Photo from New Democracy Movement Facebook page.
Photo from New Democracy Movement Facebook page.
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By The Nation

A group of international activists are launching a new campaign called “Bring the World to Pai”, to tell the stories of Jatupat Boonpattararaksa aka Pai Dao Din and other political prisoners as well as tell the world about the current situation in Thailand.

The move is to express solidarity with Thai activists opposed to the military-backed regime.

The five young activists, identified as Cat, Chris, Austin, Jay, and Effy from Australia, England, Canada, Malaysia, and Vietnam respectively, visited Pai at Khon Kaen Central Prison on Friday.

Pai has been detained since December for sharing a BBC article deemed insulting to the monarchy on Facebook. His bail requests have been rejected more than 10 times since.

Despite months of detention, Pai remained in good spirit and told his international friends, with one of his fists up in the air, to encourage young people everywhere to carry on their struggle for freedom and democracy.

The five international activists would share their experience of meeting with Pai and other political prisoners in their languages to spread the word about the situation in Thailand, according to the New Democracy Movement Facebook page.

In its Facebook post, the anti-junta group also insisted it would continue to fight until justice and freedom are restored.

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