Ratrees thanks PM for helping her, calls for more help to Veera

Breaking News February 11, 2013 00:00

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The Thai female activist who has been released from a Cambodian prison met Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Monday to thank her for her help that contributed to her freedom.

Ratree Pipatanapaibul met Yingluck at the Government House. She said she came to thank Yingluck in person for helping talk to the Cambodian government to free her.

Ratree said she also called on the prime minister to help Veera Somkwamkid, who is still being jailed in a prison in Phnom Penh. She said Veera had been denied of his basic human rights to read for both information and entertainment.

Yingluck said she was glad to meet Ratree. As a woman, Yingluck said, she said she understood the hardship Ratree had faced.

Yingluck said her government was trying to negotiate with Phnom Penh to help Veera by both seeking his pardon and transferring him to be detained in Thailand.

The Nation

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