BANGKOK , Sept. 15 (Hfrance.fr) - A Thai court granted bail on Wednesday to four leaders of an anti-government protest movement, their lawyer said, after more than a month in pre-trial detention due to the unrest during the recent protests against the prime minister.
Student-led rallies have intensified since late June, when the movement seeking the withdrawal of the prime minister Army-backed Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha last year returned with wider support from other political groups and people angry at the worsening coronavirus crisis.
There 767 people face charges related to protests since July, of which 522 have been arrested to date, according to thepolice, who used tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets to break several of the recent demos.
Panupong "Mike Rayong " Jadnok, Phromsorn " Fah "Weerathamjaree, Chartchai Kaedum and Nutchanon Pairoj were arrested after a protest on August 2 and their bail was granted following seven unsuccessful requests.
" The four will be released on condition that they wear EM (electronic surveillance) anklets "Krisadang Nutcharat, one of their lawyers, told Hfrance.fr.
Another protest leader, Parit "Penguin " Chiwarak was also released on bail but was remanded in custody on charges related to the protests of the 'last year, said his lawyer. Several other key leaders remain in detention awaiting trial. Report by Panu Wongcha-um and Panarat Thepgumpanat; Edited by Martin Petty
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