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Appeal Court upholds Jatupat’s bail rejection

Mar 01. 2017
The Wednesday's appeal court's order
Photos courtesy of Thai Lawyers for Human Rights
The Wednesday's appeal court's order Photos courtesy of Thai Lawyers for Human Rights
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By The Nation

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The Court of Appeal in Khon Kaen on Wednesday upheld a criminal court decision to reject activist Jatupat “Pai Dao Din” Boonpatraraksa’s bail request, reasoning the activist showed a tendency to redicule state power and cause more trouble to the state.

The Region IV court said the lese majeste law, which Pai was charged with breaking, was a security case with a severe penalty and might lead him to abscond.

The activist’s lawyer unsuccessfully appealed with the court on Monday to reverse the decision by Khon Kaen Provincial Court last week and discontinue the pre-trial detention.

The activist had been detained since late December last year for sharing a lese majeste article by  BCC Thai. The action was allegedly in violation of the Article 112 of the Criminal Code and the computer crime law.

Related Story: ‘Pai Dao Din’ denied bail again

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