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We will ‘get you’ for junta criticism, Thai police say

BAN ON ‘DIVISIVENESS’:Prominent social activist Sombat Boonngamanong’s last in a series of Facebook posts criticizing the junta was: ‘I’ve been arrested’

AP, BANGKOK

Chaturon was arrested in Bangkok on May 27 when he emerged from hiding to hold a surprise news conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand. His lawyer Narinpong Jinapak said he faces possible charges of defying the junta’s order to report to it and causing incitement by holding a news conference, which could carry a combined prison term of nine years.

Several dozen people have defied orders to turn themselves in, and some are known to have fled to neighboring countries.

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