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British migrant rights activist faces Thai trial

By TODD PITMAN
Associated Press

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) -- A British human rights activist who investigated alleged abuses at a Thai fruit processing factory went on trial Tuesday in the...full story
updated 2014-09-02 11:42 AM
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British migrant rights activist faces Thai trial
By TODD PITMAN
Associated Press

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) -- A British human rights activist who investigated alleged abuses at a Thai fruit processing factory went on trial Tuesday in the....Fullstory

2014-09-02 11:42 AM

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2014-09-02 11:01 AM

US military targets extremists in Somalia

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3 Mexican mayors charged with organized crime

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2014-09-02 06:01 AM

Albanian main opposition party boycotts Parliament

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British rights activist on trial in Thai court

Associated Press

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) -- A British human rights activist who investigated alleged abuses at a fruit processing factory in Thailand in the first in a....Fullstory

2014-09-02 11:22 AM

Liberty Times: Stand firm in defense of Hong Kong's democracy

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2014-09-02 10:59 AM

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2014-09-02 10:01 AM

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2014-09-02 03:01 AM

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