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Thai reporter arrested over protest graffiti coverage

BANGKOK (AFP) – A Thai journalist was arrested yesterday over a graffiti incident that he reported on, his company and a legal rights group said.

Prachatai, an independent online newspaper said its reporter Nuttaphol Meksobhon was arrested as an “accomplice” in the damaging of a historic monument.

The allegation relates to an incident last March in which a man spray-painted an anarchist symbol and the number 112 with a line through it on the outside wall of Bangkok’s Temple of the Emerald Buddha.