Pai Dao Din released early on royal pardon

Lese majeste prisoner and anti-coup activist Jatupat “Pai Dao Din”

Pai had been jailed for sharing a BBC article deemed an insult to King Rama X. The court in Khon Kaen province and a five-year jail sentence

His Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Pardon in the King’s recent coronation. Ninety-nine other prisoners were released from prison in Khon Kaen on Friday.

As well as family and friends, scores of supporters welcomed in the prison on Friday. Among them was newly-elected Future Forward MP Rangsiman Rome who had been an activist in the same network as Pai.

Pai told the press after the release that he was grateful for the King’s kindness and his pardons.

Pai said he would continue fighting for his freedom with his family first.