Thai Supreme Court refuses bail for two convicted Talugas protesters

The Supreme Court rejected the bail applications by two convicted Talugas defendants because they may attempt to flee if they are released from jail, according to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) today (Sunday).

TLHR said in a tweet that its applications for bail for “Thiranai” and “Chaiporn”, submitted to the Supreme Court on Thursday, have been rejected, upholding an Appeal Court ruling.

The two Talugas protesters were each sentenced to three yearsin prison after they were found guilty of possessing cherry bombs by the Criminal Court. They remain incarceratedpending an appeal.

Meanwhile, former national artist Suchart Sawasdsri has said in a Facebook post that TLHR and the families of two hunger strikers, Tantawan Tuatulanon and Orawan Phuphong, mustdecide what to do next to save the lives of the two pro-democracy protesters.

The two hunger strikers have been protesting in hospital beds in front of the Supreme Court since they left Thammasat University Hospital on Friday. They are demanding the release of all political detainees and prisoners and have invoked their right to refuse medical treatment, while recognising the risks of their continued fasting.


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