Last of Facebook 8 bailed

9 07 2016

The Facebook 8 were arrested and charged with sedition and computer crimes on 28 April. Two were also charged with lese majeste allegedly regarding private Facebook messages.

On 19 May , a military court in Bangkok refused bail applications by these lese majeste “suspects,” Harit Mahaton and Natthika Worathaiwich, who are also charged with sedition for allegedly mocking The Dictator, General Prayuth Chan-ocha.

The military court rejected the bail requests saying, quite ridiculously, that “the two might obstruct the investigation process and were flight risks.”

Khaosod reports that on 8 July, the two were released on bail. They have been held since 27 April 2016. Their previous bail requests had been rejected. Lawyers could shed no light on the reason for the court accepting the bail requests this time.



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