Second cyber crime detainee gets bail

A woman detained under the Computer Crime Act was released after her family members bailed her out at the Criminal Court. 

She was arrested on Aug 24.  The police believed she used the alias ‘Ton Chan' in posting comments offensive to the monarchy on several political internet discussion forums.  She was first detained at the Crime Suppression Division, and then transferred to Bangkok Remand Prison.  She reportedly suffered poor health. 

Her family previously had difficulty in finding 100,000 baht to bail her out, and several web-board members and human rights advocates were starting to raise funds for her.  Finally her family managed to collect the money, and the court ordered her released this evening (Sept 17). 

On Sept 19 afternoon, the Campaign for Popular Media Reform and Freedom Against Censorship Thailand will submit a letter to the Prime Minister at Government House to ask for clarification of proceedings in this case.   



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