Thai pro-democracy protest leader Rung granted bail extension until mid-June

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Bangkok –

The Thai Criminal Court yesterday, January 13th, granted a bail extension and eased some movement restrictions for pro-democracy protest leader Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul until June 15th, 2022.

Rung, who was facing lese mejeste and sedition charges for several pro-democracy demonstrations since 2020, arrived for a court hearing at the Criminal Court in Bangkok this morning after her bail was scheduled to expire yesterday.

According to the verdict, Rung is now granted a bail extension until mid-June and allowed to leave her residence between 6:00 AM. and 6:00 PM. instead of the previous 24-hour curfew.

Her tracking bracelet attached to her ankle to track her movements and activities was also removed as her curfew was revoked.


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National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.