Two Thai pro-democracy activists, ‘Arnon Nampa’ and ‘Parit Chiwarak’, granted temporary bail yesterday with more than 2 million baht security

PHOTO: Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR)

Bangkok –

Two prominent pro-democracy activists, Arnon Nampa and Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak, were granted temporary bail by the Criminal Court yesterday, February 22nd, with bail security of more than 2 million baht.

According to the verdict, the two would be released for three months, or until May 22nd, with similar release conditions of previously-bailed protest leaders 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.

They are also prohibited from leaving their homes from 9:00 PM. to 6:00 AM. of the following day and must wear EM bracelets to track their current location at all times.

Security of 2,079,000 baht was required for bail releases in all nine cases of Anon and eight cases of Parit. However, the money from the Will of the People Fund was not sufficient to post bail for them. Many pro-democracy activists then began to spread the news on social media and called for donations.

The money had exceeded the security amount and reached more than 10 million baht within three hours after the call. As of today, more verdicts would be made at the South Bangkok Criminal Court and the Ayutthaya provincial court. If Arnon and Parit were also granted bail there, they would be released from prison.


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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.