Activist Ratree thanks PM Yingluck for securing her release from Cambodia


BANGKOK, 12 January 2013  Thai Patriots Network activist Ratree Pipattanapaiboon has expressed her gratitude to the Prime Minister for helping secure her release from Cambodia. 

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, on Monday, had a meeting with National Human Rights Commissioner Parinya Sirisarakarn and Ms. Ratree, who thanked the PM for holding discussions with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on her royal pardon and the reduction of jail term for her fellow activist Veera Somkwamkid.

Ms. Ratree, in particular, expressed her personal gratitude to PM Yingluck for doing her part in looking out for the people of Thailand.

Ms. Yingluck told the activist that she was delighted to finally meet each other while affirming that the government has always been responsible for the well-being of members of the public.

The PM stated that she has been trying to secure Ms. Ratree’s release since she had the opportunity to talk to her Cambodian counterpart but has not succeeded until the royal pardon was granted to her last week.

The Prime Minister also said that the government will continue its attempt to secure the release of Mr. Veera, either through further negotiation for more royal pardons or an official request for his transfer to Thai prison.