Bail for the privileged and politically sound

11 02 2015

Khaosod begins its most recent report on the “fake” royal health/regent statement with this: “Only one of the two suspects charged with lese majeste in connection with a forged royal statement was released on bail today.”

Guess who?

Of course, it is the royalist ASTV/Manager online editor Niran Yaowapha.

ASTV/Manager is widely said to have posted the alleged fake announcement prior to red shirt Krit Bootdeejean. Niran was released on 400,000 baht bail.

Krit was denied release on bail.

Krit’s lawyer stated “that his client’s bail application was rejected because of an ‘incomplete document’,” although it is doubtful that “Krit’s family could not afford the 400,000 baht bail money set by the court.”

Granting bail in lese majeste cases is rare.

Both men “have been charged with violating Section 112” and are “facing trial in military court…”.


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13 02 2015
Double standards on lese majeste | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] A couple of days ago PPT posted on the “fake” royal health/regent statement where only one of the two suspects charged with lese majeste in connection with it was released on bail. The yellow-shirted ASTV/Manager editor Niran Yaowapha walked out of court, while the red shirt who posted the same “fake” announcement remained in jail. […]

13 02 2015
Double standards on lese majeste | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] A couple of days ago PPT posted on the “fake” royal health/regent statement where only one of the two suspects charged with lese majeste in connection with it was released on bail. The yellow-shirted ASTV/Manager editor Niran Yaowapha walked out of court, while the red shirt who posted the same “fake” announcement remained in jail. […]




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