Anon Numpha and Panupong Jadnok released from detention

Anon Numpha and Panupong “Mike Rayong” Jaadnok are being released from jail on Monday, according to a statement released by the Bangkok Criminal Court.

Police investigators at Samranrat Police Station have asked the court to cancel the detention orders for the human rights activist and the student protest leader.

The investigations have been completed, investigators told the court, so there is no need to detain them for longer.

The two have been incarcerated for five days.

Anon and Mike’s bail were revoked on September 3. The court said they have breached the conditions of their release.

Protesters demanding the release of the two have taken to the streets daily since their incarceration.

Anon and Mike were first arrested on August 7 for making speeches at a rally.

They were charged with inciting unrest or sedition (Section 116 of the Criminal Code), illegal assembly of more than 10 people, holding activities at risk of spreading the coronavirus (the state of emergency decree), obstructing public space, obstructing traffic, breaking the cleanliness law and using loudspeakers without permission.

The sedition charge alone carries a maximum jail sentence of up to seven years.


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