Rinda has bail renewed

30 07 2015

The Nation reports that a “military court has ordered the woman accused of starting the rumour about Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha transferring his money abroad to report on August 14 after it renewed her bail yesterday.”

This refers to Rinda “Lin” Parichabutr or Paruechabut, said to be a red-shirt supporter who spread a rumor on social media that Prayuth and his wife had transferred 10 billion baht to Singapore via a dodgy South Pacific-based bank.

Rinda is due to report back to the military’s court on 14 August. She is represented by the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights. Her bail is “Bt100,000 as a bail collateral and released under the condition that she does not express her political opinion or incite social disturbances. She is forbidden from travelling abroad without the court’s permission.”

She is accused of lese dictateur or in the words of the junta’s laws, “violating Article 116 of the Criminal Code and the Computer Crimes Act by spreading the rumour.”