Meanwhile, on May 1, members of labor and non-government organizations such as KHMU, KCTU, the People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy, and the Korean House for International Solidarity held a press conference in front of Thailand embassy to Seoul, urging the Thailand government to release Somyot immediately and revoke Lease Majeste law in violation of human rights.
Devoted activist for Democracy, labor agitator and journalist, Somyot Pruksakasemsuk got detained by coup d'état military authorities on April 30, 2011 for violation of the ridiculous law. The judiciary in Thailand had sentenced the activist to 11 years of imprisonment and he has been behind bars for three years.
Attendees urged Thailand authorities to free Somyot and all political prisoners and abolish Lease Majeste Law in Thailand.
Ø On May 1, a press conference held for the release of Somyot.
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