PPT has received information regarding several solidarity activities for the victims of the lese majeste law.
The first involves the Launch of the Network of Family Members and People Affected by Article 112.
The official launch involves two events on 5 and 7 July 2012. The 5 July event is the issue of a press release to the international media at 5 PM at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand.
The event for the local audience will involve a press release following a seminar at the 14th October Monument, Ratchadamnern Avenue. The seminar begins at 1 PM and is titled “Open the prison doors for our 112 friends.” The event should conclude about 4.30 PM.
The speakers of the seminar will be: 4 family members of 112 prisoners as well as Sulak Sivaraksa, Nirand Pitakwatchara, Pravit Rojanaphruk, Sarawut Pratumraj and Saowalak Pongam. The events are facilitated by Tai Prueksakasemsuk.
A second event is the launch of a new book about Somyos Prueksakasemsuk that came out on 16 June. The book is in Thai and contains stories about Somyos and his work by his friends and colleagues across the world.
Third, Somyos and his lawyers are about to make his 10th bail application. PPT urges continued support for him by signing the online letter calling for the his release of Somyot and right to bail. Sign on for the campaign here.