News and action roundup for Harry Nicolaides, call for action on Ji Giles Ungpakorn, violence against journalists in Asia

4 02 2009

On Harry Nicolaides: A new website has been established to call for the release of Harry Nicolaides — visit the site here Bring Harry Home. There is an update on Harry Nicolaides’ living conditions in prison in The Daily Telegraph, 4 February 2009, “Jailed Australian writer Harry Nicolaides kept in ‘medieval’ cell”. [Note from PPT: All prison conditions in Thailand should be carefully examined and questioned — Harry Nicolaides is not alone in facing harsh and brutal conditions.]  The PEN American Center calls for action on Harry Nicolaides’ behalf, 20 January 2009, “Writer sentenced for insulting the monarchy”

Thailand is mentioned in this release from the International Press Institute on violence against journalists, 4 February 2009, “Asia eclipses Middle East in Violence Against Journalists”

SocialistWorker calls for advocacy on behalf of Ji Ungpakorn, 3 February 2009, “Defend this key Thai socialist”



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