Thai Phuketwan journalists acquitted of defaming navy

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A court in the southern Thai island of Phuket has acquitted two journalists of defaming the navy and breaching the Computer Crimes Act.

Chutima Sidasathian and Australian Alan Morison, from news site Phuketwan, faced possible jail time for a line in a 2013 article on human trafficking.

The excerpt, from Reuters news agency, quoted an unnamed smuggler saying Thai naval forces made money from turning a blind eye to trafficking.

Reuters does not face any charges.

More herein the BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34111886http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34111886
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