Organisers for the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights Award said the parents of Jatupat "Pai Dao Din" Boonpattararaksa will receive the award on his behalf today at a ceremony in Gwangju city.
Police in Thailand arrested Jatupat in December for sharing a critical profile about King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkunan that was posted on Facebook by the Thai-language service of the BBC.
The prize was created in 2000 to honor a 1980 democratic uprising in Gwangju against South Korea's then-military dictatorship. Hundreds of people died following a violent suppression by the government.
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