Submitted on Wed, 11 Jan 2017 - 07:09 PM
A key red shirt leader has been released on bail, after he fell severely sick under Thailand’s prison conditions.
On 10 January 2017, the Facebook fanpage of Jatuporn Prompan, a leader of the anti-establishment network United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD), announced that the Criminal Court has released Jatuporn on temporary bail.
Jatuporn will be freed while the court deliberates charges against him of terrorism. His release comes after seven previous requests for bail.
The latest bail request was submitted on grounds that Jatuporn had fallen sick while in prison. The activist exhibited worrying symptoms such as shivering, a high fever, stomach pains and was admitted to the prison hospital.
Subsequently, a prison physician diagnosed Jatuporn with an infection in the urinary system.
Jatuporn currently faces charges of participating in and initiating terrorism for leading the demonstration in 2010. He had been imprisoned since 11 October 2016, one released on bail from 11 December 2016 and reimprisoned on 30 December 2016.
Jatuporn’s bail costed estimate 600,000 baht, and comes with conditions barring Jatuporn from leaving the country.