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Rung’s bail revoked in another lese majeste case


THE Criminal Court today (Nov. 22) revoked bail granted to protest leader Ms Panusaya Sitthichirawattanakul, or Rung, in another Criminal Code Section 112 case, known as the lese majeste law, while tightening bail conditions for two other protest leaders, Thai Rath newspaper said.

The prosecutors had asked the court to revoke bail for Rung, Mr. Chaiamorn Kaewwiboonpan, a popular singer who goes by the professional name of Ammy the Bottom Blues, and Mr. Panupong Chadnok, or Mike, who are the fifth, sixth and 17th defendants respectively in the lese majeste case involving installation of a copy of Khana Rasadorn plaque at Sanam Luang on Sept. 19 last year.

Rung and Ammy were able to attend the hearing while Mike participated via video conference system. Rung and Mike thanked the court for allowing them to do so.

The court said in its ruling that the fifth defendant, Rung, had invited people to attend a rally dressed in black on July 28 this year with this amounting to lese majeste and violation of the terms of temporary release.

While the other two defendants joined this rally their behaviour was not deemed to be serious. 

Ammy’s bail conditions were tightened and he is now forbidden from leaving his house from 4 p.m. to 5 a.m. except on medical grounds while having to wear an electronic monitoring (EM) bracelet.

The same tougher conditions apply to Mike should he be bailed out from other cases he is facing.

Last Monday the Criminal Court had denied Rung bail in another Criminal Code Section 112 case involving the wearing of a crop top and going to Siam Paragon shopping mall so attired on December 20 last year.


Top: Rung leaving Central Women’s Correctional Institution after being freed on bail in May this year. Photo: Jack Taylor / AFP published by Sanook/com

Home Page: Chaiamorn, or Ammy the Bottom Blues, outside the Criminal Court today. Photo: Thai Rath

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