Provincial Court Accepts Appeal to Find Missing Karen Activist

(Prachatai English)

BANGKOK – Phetchaburi Provincial Court accepted an appeal to hold an emergency trial to find a missing a Karen human rights activist who disappeared in April 2014.

The Provincial Court on Tuesday accepted the appeal to hold an emergency trial under Article 90 of the Criminal Procedure Code to investigate the alleged unlawful detention of Porlajee Rakchongcharoen, aka Billy, a ethnic Karen and community rights activist.

The appeal request was submitted by Phinnapha Phrueksaphan, Billy’s wife.

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