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Turbulent Thailand

Sister of abducted Thai dissident seeks answers in Cambodia court

Activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit among nine missing under suspicious circumstances

Sitanan Satsaksit prays at the site where her brother, a Thai political activist, was abducted six months earlier in Phnom Penh. (Photo supplied by Shaun Turton)

PHNOM PENH -- Six months ago, Thai political activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit was snatched from outside his condominium building in Phnom Penh and bundled into an SUV by three armed men.

More than 500 km away at his family home in northern Thailand, Wanchalearm's sister Sitanan Satsaksit heard the late afternoon abduction take place as it unfolded during a regular call with her younger brother.

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