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Former U student to be tried in Thailand for possessing flak jacket


BANGKOK — A Thai court on Monday decided to put an American photojournalist on trial for possession of a bulletproof vest and a helmet, which are considered weapons in Thailand.

Hok Chun Anthony Kwan, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, was detained when he was about to board a plane on Aug. 23 after covering the aftermath of a deadly bomb explosion at a shrine in Bangkok. Kwan works for the Hong Kong-based Initium media group.


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