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Thailand: Further information on Fear of forcible return/Prisoner of Conscience/Health Concern, Sok Yoeun (m), aged over 50

, Index number: ASA 39/003/2004

Amnesty International (AI) has received information from the Thai Foreign Ministry that prisoner of conscience Sok Yoeun will soon be released and allowed to rejoin his family in Finland.Sok Yoeun lost a final appeal in the Thai courts against extradition to Cambodia in November 2003, provoking an international outcry. The Cambodian authorities dropped the extradition request on 15 January leading to this welcome decision.

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