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  1. Thai journalists on trial for allegedly defaming navy

Thai journalists on trial for allegedly defaming navy

Two journalists in southern Thai island of Phuket are on trial for allegedly defaming the Thai navy.

By: | Published: July 14, 2015 10:10 PM

Two journalists in southern Thai island of Phuket are on trial for allegedly defaming the Thai navy.

According to BBC, their charges started from a July 2013 online article which included a paragraph on human trafficking.

The article quoted an unnamed smuggler that Thai naval forces made money from turning a blind eye to trafficking.

The trial opened with a navy captain testifying he filed the defamation case on behalf of the navy, a lawyer representing the journalists said.

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