A Key PULO member talks about his 18 years behind bars, during which he helped to further peace talks.
Haji Sama-ae Thanam, former leader of the Patani United Liberation Organization (PULO), a leading insurgent movement, speaks to Prachatai about his 18 years in prison in 4 different facilities until his release on this year’s Hari Raya (Eid al-Fitr). During his time behind bars he helped to further peace talks in the Deep South. Here, he talks about the prospects of peace for his homeland.
Ma-ae Sa-a, also known as Haji Sama-ae Thanam, ex-leader of the PULO insurgent movement, was sentenced to life for treason. His sentence was progressively reduced until he was allowed parole, and later granted a conditional release on 17 July, on Eid al-Fitr.
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