|Photo: Prakaidao Prueksakasemsuk|
The Korean Jeon Tae-il Foundatoin has awarded its trade union solidarity award to former Thailand YCW fulltimer, Somyot Prueksakasemsuk for his long-term support for unions in the Asian region.
Somyot’s daughter, Prakaidao, traveled to Korea this month for the presentation ceremony at Masuk, north of Seoul.
Ms Prakaidao said she was touched by the show of solidarity towards her father. “They see how my father has strived for the betterment of workers and joined hands with workers in other countries,
especially here. But some Thais still see only one thing in him — committing a lese majeste offence,” said Ms Prakaidao.
“Unlike many other lèse majesté suspects who choose to plead guilty to end their trial and have their jail sentence reduced, Somyot has always stood firm and maintained his innocence,” the Prachatai website notes.
|Photo: Korean Health and Medical Union|