Thursday, November 27, 2014   

Hunger Games' activist freed on bail in Thailand
(07-02 13:48)

Police say an activist who spearheaded silent protests against Thailand's military coup, including a campaign featuring a three-fingered salute inspired by "The Hunger Games,'' has been freed on bail after a month-long detention.
Police Col. Kittirat Noiponthong said Wednesday that Sombat Boonngam-anong was released on conditions that he not incite unrest or travel overseas without permission from authorities.
He said Sombat was released Tuesday after posting a 300,000 baht
bail.
The veteran social activist faces a variety of charges, including inciting division in the country by organizing protests, and faces penalties of up to several years behind bars.
Sombat was arrested June 5 after launching an online campaign calling for people to raise the three-finger salute to show opposition to the May 22 coup. --AP   
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