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Penguin, Ammy granted bail, Mike still detained

THE CRIMINAL Court allowed protest leaders Mr. Parit Chivarak, or Penguin, and Mr. Chaiamorn Kaewwiboonpan, a popular singer who goes by the professional name of Ammy the Bottom Blues, to be released on bail this evening (May 11), Sanook.com said.

The Lawyers for Human Rights Centre tweeted at 6.30 p.m. that the Criminal Court issued an order at 6.27 p.m. allowing their temporary release.

This order was issued after a hearing that dragged on the whole day.

However another protest leader, Mr. Panupong Chadnok, or Mike Rayong, is still being detained with the court postponing questioning him citing too short a gap from his last coronavirus test.  A new hearing to question Mike will now be fixed.

Penguin is the first defendant, Mike the sixth and Ammy the 17th in the case stemming from huge protests at Sanam Luang and the installing of a copy of the Khana Rasadorn plaque there in September last year.


Top: Ammy, left, Mike, centre, and Penguin, right. Photo: Thai Rath

Home Page: Reporters mill around the staircase leading to the Criminal Court to cover the two protest leaders being freed on bail today. Photo: Lawyers for Human Rights Centre and published by Sanook.com

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