PROTEST leader Ms. Panassaya Sitthichirawatanakul, or Rung, was granted an extension of her bail till June 16, 2022 in two cases involving demonstrations at Sanam Luang on September 19, 2020 and at Ladprao intersection on December 2 that same year, Matichon newspaper and Sanook.com said today (Jan. 12).
Later in the afternoon the Ayutthaya Provincial Court also extended her bail until the trial on a case involving a demonstration there on August 21, 2020 ended.
Both courts had earlier granted her bail to sit for exams until yesterday Jan. 12.
The judge at the Criminal Court in Ratchadapisek granted an extension of her temporary release and eased the conditions because she had complied with them very well.
She no longer has to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet and needs to only stay at home at night instead of 24 hours as previously imposed.
This is conditional upon not causing any chaos nor doing anything detrimental to the monarchy. She is allowed to attend rallies but forbidden from causing any turmoil.
Her lawyer, Mr. Krisadang Nutcharat from the Centre for Human Rights Lawyers said the Ayutthaya court had not set any conditions except for prohibiting her from any acts detrimental to the monarchy, not attend rallies that cause chaos in the country and not leave the country unless permitted by the court to do so. A professor from Thammasat University is to monitor that she follows this court’s order.
Rung said that she has now completed her exams and will abide by the conditions the courts set today.
She added that all political detainees should be granted bail, especially students and is hopeful that they would soon be temporarily released.
Ms. Panassaya Sitthichirawatanakul, or Rung, above, and with her lawyer Mr. Krisadang Nutcharat, Home Page. Photos: Matichon