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2 Thai protest leaders immediately re-arrested after being released on bail

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Authorities have re-arrested 2 of the leaders at the centre of anti-government protests right after they were granted temporary release on bail. Panasaya Sitthijirawattanakul, known as “Rung”, and Parit Chivarak, aka “Penguin”, were released yesterday from Patum Thani prison, north of Bangkok. They were being held on charges of violating the emergency decree and released alongside fellow protester Nutchanon Pairote, after Thammasat University professors paid bail of 200,000 baht for each of them.

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But they were promptly re-arrested on the basis of another warrant issued by police in the Bangkok sub-district of Chana Songkhram, this time charged over another mass gathering in violation of the emergency decree. They are being held pending another detention request being filed by police with the Dusit Municipality Court in the capital today.

It’s understood fellow activist, Nutchanon Pairote, who was apprehended alongside Panasaya the first time, and also released on bail, has not been re-arrested. He says protesters are celebrating after Cabinet approved a debate on re-drafting the Constitution.

“It is our first victory. We still cling to our 3 core demands in order to make Thailand a truly democratic country. If there is another gathering tomorrow, I will insist on going as I can’t leave any of my friends out there who are dedicating their time to fight for the country.”

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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  1. I wouldnt be celebrating anything yet. The government has only agreed to DEBATE about re-drafting, doesnt mean it will happen. But knowing how deceitful the government is, it probably wont happen, so the students have to keep fighting

    1. Yes , Prayut & company’s version of “ Thainess“

      Along with “state of emergency“ , The SETUP about HM the Queens motorcade , Government officials posing as students on social media to incite looting ( or to accuse students of same )
      ETC , ETC , ETC .

      Hey Prayut , YOUR END IS NEAR AND THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING !!!

      I Pray for Thailand , Her Amazing People and The Very Brave and Strong Students .

      LONG LIVE THAILAND !!!!

      And may prayut and his evil cronies rot in Farang Hell as they RICHLY Deserve !( AFTER they get out of PRISON ! )

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  1. I wouldnt be celebrating anything yet. The government has only agreed to DEBATE about re-drafting, doesnt mean it will happen. But knowing how deceitful the government is, it probably wont happen, so the students have to keep fighting

    1. Yes , Prayut & company’s version of “ Thainess“

      Along with “state of emergency“ , The SETUP about HM the Queens motorcade , Government officials posing as students on social media to incite looting ( or to accuse students of same )
      ETC , ETC , ETC .

      Hey Prayut , YOUR END IS NEAR AND THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING !!!

      I Pray for Thailand , Her Amazing People and The Very Brave and Strong Students .

      LONG LIVE THAILAND !!!!

      And may prayut and his evil cronies rot in Farang Hell as they RICHLY Deserve !( AFTER they get out of PRISON ! )

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