23 May 2024

Panasaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul, along with members of the United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration group, read out a statement in front of Bangkok Remand Prison this morning, to demand the release of their core leaders Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak, Anon Nampa, Somyos Prueksakasemsook and Patiwat “Mor Lam Bank” Saraiyaem, who are currently being held on remand awaiting trial on lèse majesté charges.

Panasaya announced that the statement will be sent to their leaders, and they have posted hard copies in front of the remand prison’s front gate.

Meanwhile, the entrance and the exit to and from Klong Prem prison, where musician and activist Ammie allegedly set fire to a picture of HM the King on Sunday morning, have been sealed off, to maintain peace and order. Crowd control police are also posted there.

Currently, many prisons are not allowing relatives, only lawyers and inquiry officials to visit prisoners, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.