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Criminal court grants bail to two protest leaders

THE Criminal Court on Ratchadapisek road today (Feb. 9) granted the temporary release of two protest leaders, Mr. Panupong Chadnok, or Mike Rayong, and Mr. Jarupat  Boonpattararaksa, or Phai Dao Din, under a few conditions, Thai Rath and Thai Post newspapers said.

The two protest leaders are forbidden from doing anything detrimental to the monarchy, barred from participating in rallies that cause chaos, are prohibited from leaving the country and have to wear electronic monitoring bracelet.

The cases in this court involve charges stemming from Section 112 of the Criminal Code, or the lese majeste law, and demonstrations.

Jatupat said in his bail request that his mother broke her leg in an accident and he would like to go take care of her. Panupong, who runs a fried durian business, said his mother could no longer take care of this business alone and income generated is needed to support the family.

However they remain in jail because Panupong has other cases at Ayutthaya and Phu Khieo courts while Jarupat has one at Phu Khieo court.

Their lawyer, Mr. Noraset Nanongtoom, tweeted that his team of lawyers will be filing bail requests for the two of them at the other courts tomorrow and if this is granted they should be released the same day.


The two protest leaders smiling broadly after being granted bail by the Criminal Court. Photo: Thai Post

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