Journalists in Thailand Face Prison for…

In a bleak indication of Thailand’s growing hostility to press independence, two Phuket journalists were due to go on trial Friday in a defamation suit brought by the Royal Thai Navy for quoting a Pulitzer Prize-winning story by the Reuters news agency on the navy’s involvement in trafficking Rohingya immigrants from Myanmar. The two were jailed briefly Thursday at the start of the proceedings before supporters raised bail money.

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