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Thailand to jail rights lawyer Anon Nampa, activist for bail terms breach - lawyer

BANGKOK, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Thailand will jail human rights lawyer Anon Nampa and another activist for breaching the terms of their bail following their earlier arrests over anti-government rallies, one of their lawyers said on Thursday.

A Thai court on Thursday revoked the bail of Anon Nampa and Panupong Jadnok for breaching the conditions of their release and the pair will be held in pretrial detention at a remand prison, Anon’s lawyer, Weeranan Huadsri, told Reuters.

Their arrests were among more than a dozen in recent weeks for sedition and on charges related to demonstrations that police say were in breach of a ban on gatherings imposed to prevent coronavirus infections.

Thai activists plan a major protest on Sept. 19.

“Let my jailing today be the receipt of harassment against the people. On 19 Sept 2020 go take it back,” Anon posted on his Facebook. (Reporting by Panu Wongcha-um; Editing by Martin Petty)

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