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Thailand: Drop Charges, Release Student Activist

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Click to expand Image Thai student activist Parit Chiwarak was arrested on August 14, 2020, and charged with sedition for his role in a peaceful pro-democracy protest. © 2020 Private (Bangkok) – Thai authorities should immediately drop all charges and unconditionally release the prominent Thammasat University student activist Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak, Human Rights Watch said today. Police are reportedly planning to arrest at least 31 other people, including many student movement leaders, in the coming days, Human Rights Watch has learned. “Each new arrest of a peaceful pro-democracy activist…

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