Thai activist needs your support!-Global Voices Advocacy

September 26, 2010

Thailand activist arrested after #IAL2010 needs your support!

Renata Avila

Global Voices Advocacy: September 24, 2010

Chiranuch Premchaiporn, Prachatai director was arrested at Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport.
A Journalist and anti-censorship believer (@Jiew on twitter) was returning from the Conference “Internet at Liberty 2010: The Promise and Peril of Free Expression” held in Budapest.

She leads an important news source for Thailand, a country with a growing record on internet censorship, as reported by OpenNet, human rights violations and actions against freedom of expression. Threatened voices has followed and mapped many arrests of Thailand digital activists, including Chiranuch’s previous arrest on 2009-2010.

To learn more about her project visit Digital Democracy. If you want to support her please follow this site and donate to her cause. You can also tweet “Help free @Jiew #freejiew #Thailand”.

Chiranuch Premchaipornwas arrested before, on March 6 under Thailand’s Computer Crimes Act. Her charges resulted from allowing comments posted by readers of Prachatai’s online discussion fora alleged to be lèse majesté. On March 31th, 2010, Chiranuch Premchaiporn was release on bail (300,000 baht bond).

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