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Maya Taylor

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A Thai singer-songwriter arrested for his role in pro-democracy protests, says he will continue the fight, while adhering to his bail conditions. Chaiamorn Kaewwiboonpan, aka, “Ammy”, says he plans to continue singing and speaking at political gatherings, having discussed the matter with his lawyer. The singer says his lawyer has advised him that he can still speak at rallies, provided it’s on “safe topics”.

Chaiamorn was arrested, along with 19 other activists, after an October 13 protest at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok. He is facing a number of charges, including breaching the emergency decree and traffic violations. He was released on bail on October 19, along with his fellow activists, but all are bound by strict bail conditions that prevent them from repeating the same offences. They must also report to the court, in the Dusit district of the capital, every 2 weeks.

Nation Thailand reports that Chaiamorn was speaking to the media after arriving at the court to report himself. He says he has now been officially charged and faces prosecution in 11 cases.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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