34 pro-election activists granted unconditional release at courts’ order
The courts on Thursday (Feb 8) ordered the unconditional release of 34 pro-election demonstrators after they turned themselves in to police to acknowledge unlawful assembly charge. Pathumwan police issued summons to a total of 39 pro-democracy demonstrators who joined the Jan 27 gathering at sky walk in Bangkok’s Pathumwan intersection to protest against the military government and to call for election to be held within this year. Thirty-four of them, including the five core leaders, reported themselves to Pathumwan police Thursday morning to acknowledge the charges against them. The five core leaders who include Netiwit Chotepatpaisarn, Ms Nuttaa Mahattana, Sukrit Piensuwan, Veera Somkwamkid and Sombat Boonngamanong were slapped with three charges: defying Public Assembly Act and NCPO head order 3/2558 and incitement of unrest in accordance with Section 116 of the Criminal Code. The 29 others were slapped with two charges: defying Public Gathering Act and NCPO order 3/2558....
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