Anti-Coup Activist Sombat Released After Acknowledging Lèse Majesté Charge

(Prachatai English)

BANGKOK — Sombat Boonngam-anong, a high profile anti-coup Redshirt activist, has been released from custody after interrogation at a police station in the northeast province of Roi Et in connection with a lèse majesté charge against him. 

It has been confirmed to Prachatai that the military court granted Mr. Sombat bail on Monday evening. However, because he was charged under Article 112 of the Criminal Code —  Thailand's lèse majesté law — Mr. Sombat was sent to Roi Et to acknowledge the charges and face interrogation before his realease.  

In Roi Et, Mr. Sombat’s wife placed 300,000 baht in cash as security to bail Sombat. He was granted bail and released on Tuesday. 

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