Updated: Siraphop denied 112 bail

9 05 2021

Prachatai reports that Thai Lawyers for Human Rights tweeted that, on 6 May 2021, Srinakharinwirot University student activist Siraphop Phumphuengphut has been “denied bail and detained pending trial on a section 112 charge…”. He also faces a sedition charge. The court ruled that his case was serious, involving the monarchy and national security.

The public prosecutor filed cases against Siraphop and fellow activist Chukiat Saengwong or Justin. The latter is already held without bail and tested positive for COVID-19 several days ago.

Update: The Bangkok Post reports that bail was later granted to Siraphop. It states:

…Thai Lawyers for Human Rights said yesterday the Bangkok South Criminal Court has granted bail to Siripob Phumpuengput, co-leader of a student-led protest sub-group called Mor Sor Wor Khon Roon Plien.

Mr Siripob, who is another one facing indictment for lese majeste, was released on the condition he must not organise or join activities which tarnish the reputation of the monarchy and cannot leave the country.

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