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Singer vows to keep fighting for democracy – within bail conditions


Singer and pro-democracy activist Chaiamorn Kaewwiboonpan, better known as “Ammy the Bottom Blues”, told the press on Thursday that he will continue singing and delivering speeches in political rallies, but will adhere to court conditions.

The singer visited the court in Bangkok’s Dusit district to report himself in line with bail conditions.
Chaiamorn was arrested along with 18 other protesters at the October 13 rally near Bangkok’s Democracy Monument. The singer faces several charges from breaching the emergency decree to violating traffic laws.
Chaiamorn and other protesters were granted bail on October 19 under condition that they do not repeat their offences and report to the court every two weeks.
He told the press that he has been officially charged and faces legal action in 11 cases. He also said he will continue participating in peaceful rallies and that he has spoken to his lawyer on this matter. The lawyer has told him that he can deliver speeches provided they are on safe subjects and do not violate bail conditions.

Published : November 12, 2020

By : THE NATION