Two pro-democracy protest leaders, ‘Pai Daodin’ and ‘Mike Rayong’, granted temporary bail yesterday

PHOTO: Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR)

Bangkok –

Two detained pro-democracy protest leaders, Jatupat “Pai Daodin” Boonpattararaksa and Panupong “Mike Rayong” Jadnok, were granted temporary bail yesterday evening, February 9th, but they must stay home during assigned curfew hours and wear EM (electronic monitoring) bracelets at all times.

According to their lawyers from the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights Center, they filed a request for temporary bail against the two activists in all cases involving the Criminal Court, including sedition and lese majeste cases of Section 112.

The petition for the bail reasoned that Jatupat’s mother was injured in an accident with a broken leg, so the lawyers requested for a temporary release to allow him to see his mother. As for Panupong, his mother could not functionally do the family’s fried durians business to feed the family. Therefore, the lawyers asked for a temporary release to allow him to take care of the mother’s burden.

The Court then granted temporary bail under the condition that they must not take part in any political movement that threatens the law, cannot do any actions that offended the monarchy, and cannot leave the country. The are also prohibited from leaving their homes from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM of the following day and must wear EM bracelets to track their current location at all times.

However, both of them were not released quite yet as of this morning as there were detention warrants for Jatupat at the Phu Khieo Provincial Court in Chaiyaphum and Southern Criminal Court in Bangkok, and Panupong at the Phu Khieo Court. The lawyer team then would seek bail for them at both courts today, February 10th.


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Nop Meechukhun
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.