Keeping red shirt opponents locked up

10 06 2011

The Bangkok Post has a pretty short and blunt article regarding the Appeals Court decision to again reject “a bail request filed by Surachai Danwattananusorn, the Red Siam Group core member, who has been charged with lese majeste.” Despite having a 2 million baht bail promise, the court rejected Surachai’s request “on the ground that judging from his past records he could cause other serious offences if released.”

Surachai has been incarcerated as a political prisoner awaiting trial for 108 days when the bail request was rejected.

This is quite simply a case of punishing an opponent of the current royalist regime. Spiteful and repressive, only a guilty plea will do.




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