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Thailand activist arrested after #IAL2010 needs your support!

Categories: Advocacy, Legal Threats, Thailand

chiranuch-premchaipornChiranuch Premchaiporn, Prachatai director was arrested at Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport [1].
A Journalist and anti-censorship believer (@Jiew [2] on twitter) was returning from the Conference “Internet at Liberty 2010: The Promise and Peril of Free Expression [3]” held in Budapest.

She leads an important news source for Thailand, a country with a growing record on internet censorship, as reported by OpenNet [4], human rights violations and actions against freedom of expression [5]. Threatened voices has followed and mapped [6] many arrests of Thailand digital activists, including Chiranuch's previous arrest on 2009-2010 [7].

To learn more about her project visit Digital Democracy [8]. If you want to support her please follow this site [9] and donate to her cause. You can also tweet “Help free @Jiew #freejiew #Thailand”.

Chiranuch Premchaipornwas arrested before [10], on March 6 under Thailand’s Computer Crimes Act [11]. Her charges resulted from allowing comments posted by readers of Prachatai’s online discussion fora [12] alleged to be lèse majesté. On March 31th, 2010, Chiranuch Premchaiporn was release on bail (300,000 baht bond).

Update 1: (24 September 2010) Chiranuch Premchaiporn has been released on bail the same day.