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Arrested Thai Activist Getting South Korean Human Rights Award

A Thai law student arrested for sharing a critical article about his country's new king that was posted on Facebook is this year's winner of South Korea's most prestigious human rights award. Organizers for the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights Award said the parents of Jatupat “Pai Dao Din'” Boonpattararaksa will receive the award on his behalf Thursday at a ceremony in Gwangju city. Police in Thailand arrested Jatupat in December for sharing a critical profile about King...

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