Piyarat Chongtep

6 May 2021
One day ahead of a court ruling on the temporary release of 3 famous pro-democracy protesters detained on royal defamation charges, the Human Rights Lawyers Association (HRLA) has urged the Office of the Judicial Commission to look into 3 questionable points which may involve the courts in political conflict.
1 Apr 2021
45 protest guards from the We Volunteer group have gone to hear additional charges after being arrested by armed police before a protest on 6 March. Despite being released from detention by other protesters while under a police escort, they took the decision to walk to the nearest police station to turn themselves in and demonstrate that they were not trying to escape.
10 Mar 2021
The court’s rejection of bail for 4 pro-democracy activists on 8 March is raising questions about procedural irregularities as 3 of them were taken from court before they were allowed the opportunity to complete bail requests, while another was sent to a prison other than the one designated by the court.
9 Mar 2021
On 8 March, the criminal court ordered the detention pending trial of Panusaya Sitthijirawattanakul, Jatupat Boonbattararaksa and Panupong Jadnok, leading figures in the pro-democracy protests, on sedition, royal defamation and several other charges. Piyarat Chongtep, leader of the We Volunteer protest guard group also detained for criminal organization.
7 Mar 2021
On 6 March, protesters marched to the judicial court complex on Ratchadapisek Road to express their anger at the lengthy and questionable detention of pro-democracy protesters and political prisoners.
8 Dec 2020
Members of the We Volunteer protest guard group were arrested on Monday night (7 December) after they went to the Uruphong intersection to clear the razor wire left by the police.
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