Thai academic Pavin Chachavalpongpun in a live video call in which he condemned Thailand’s  government. Photo: AFP
Thai academic Pavin Chachavalpongpun in a live video call in which he condemned Thailand’s government. Photo: AFP
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Thai dissident attacker jailed in Japan for breaking into home and using tear gas

  • Former diplomat Pavin Chachavalpongpun, an associate professor at Kyoto University, suspects the attack was masterminded from Thailand
  • He writes books about the military and monarchy in Thailand, where criticism of the king is taboo – and his pro-democracy Facebook group has 2 million members

Thai academic Pavin Chachavalpongpun in a live video call in which he condemned Thailand’s  government. Photo: AFP
Thai academic Pavin Chachavalpongpun in a live video call in which he condemned Thailand’s government. Photo: AFP
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