Thailand jails activists for campaigning to reject constitution in referendum
A Thai court jailed seven activists on Friday for campaigning against a military-backed draft constitution which will be put to a referendum in August.
Authorities arrested 13 people on Thursday while they were handing out leaflets urging people to vote against the charter. Six were released on bail, a lawyer for the group said, while the rest chose not to post bail.
“Six have been released but seven will be jailed,” said Kumklao Songsomboon of the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights group.