Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, a long time union and democracy activist in Thailand, was jailed for 11 years in 2011 under the repressive Lese Majeste Law -- Article 112. He was pardoned in 2018 after serving seven years in jail.
Somyot had been a labour and human rights activists for decades. He was jailed because of his opposition to military rule and the power of the monarchy.
APC interviewed him recently in Malaysia about the ongoing struggle against repression in Thailand. (He is barred from entering Australia).
Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia
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