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Lawyer Anon released on bail for three months


THE SOUTHERN Bangkok Criminal Court today (Feb. 28) allowed human rights lawyer and activist Anon Nampa to be bailed out in two cases with one being under Section 112 of the Criminal Code, or the lese majeste law, and the other for violating the emergency decree in the holding of protest in Ratchaprasong intersection, Amarin TV said.

Mr. Noraset Na Nongtoom,  an attorney at the Human Rights Lawyers Association, said a surety of 200,000 baht was placed for the three-month temporary release with this to end on May 28.

Eight conditions were tied to his release as follows:

1) Must not undertake any activity detrimental to the monarchy or the courts;

2) Not allowed to do anything to obstruct the court’s proceedings;

3) Forbidden from posting messages that incite or provoke people to gather;

4) Not allowed to post messages on social media encouraging people to join rallies that may cause chaos in the country;

5) The defendant is forbidden from leaving his home from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. unless there is a medical emergency or having obtained permission from the court to do so;

6) Forbidden from travelling overseas unless authorised by the court;

7) The defendant must report to the court every 30 days;

8) The defendant has to wear an EM bracelet.

Once the three-month period is up, Anon will again have to be detained unless a new request for temporary release is filed, the court said.

Last Thursday Feb. 24 another protest leader Mr. Parit Chivarak, or Penguin, was similarly bailed out after spending 198 days in detention with this being granted by Southern Bangkok Criminal Court.

At 7.15 p.m. he walked out of the Bangkok Remand Prison together with his mother Mrs. Sureerat and sister Ms. Ploywarin carrying a basket with a kitten in it.


Top: Anon speaking at a rally. 

Home Page: Penguin leaving the prison with a kitten. Both photos: Matichon

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