Siraphop Phumphuengphut

SiraphopOn 6 May 2021, Srinakharinwirot University student activist Siraphop Phumphuengphut was denied bail and detained pending trial on lese majeste and sedition charges.

The court ruled that his case was serious, involving the monarchy and national security, and so bail was refused.

The public prosecutor filed cases against Siraphop and fellow activist Chukiat Saengwong or Justin. The latter is already held without bail.

On 9 May 2021 it was reported that by Thai Lawyers for Human Rights that the Bangkok South Criminal Court granted bail on condition he not organize or join activities which “defame” the monarchy. He cannot leave the country.

Media accounts of Siraphop’s case:

Bangkok Post, 10 May 2021: “‘Penguin’ laid low with gastritis, fatigue: dept

Prachatai, 7 May 2021: “One activist granted bail; another detained