Pai Daodin remanded in custody after court denies bail

Khana Ratsadon protest leader Chatupat Boonpatharatraksa, alias Pai Daodin, was today sent to Bangkok Special Prison, to be remanded in custody for 12 days, after the Criminal Court denied him bail, on the grounds that he could incite public unrest if he were to be released.

 

Pai, together with 20 other protesters, including a 17-year old, were arrested yesterday after they defied police requests to move off the road, to make way for a Royal motorcade, which would have passed along Ratchadamnoen Avenue late this afternoon.

He was escorted to the Criminal Court today by Samranrat police, who sought a court order to have him remanded pending further questioning.  His lawyer opposed the police request and asked for his release on bail.

 

Having considered the police charge sheet, and his record of involvement in several protests, the court agreed that he be remanded in custody for 12 days.

Pai’s lawyer said, after the hearing, that he will apply for bail again tomorrow.

The 17 year old protester was taken to the Juvenile Court, which ordered him released without bail, on the condition that he not repeat the same offences.

For the remaining 19 arrested protesters, a ruling from the Dusit District Court is still pending.

 

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