Lèse Majesté Prisoners Denied Bail

(Prachatai English)

BANGKOK — The fate of lèse majesté detainees under the junta is perhaps not much different than under past democratic governments — unwarranted lengthy detention without bail remains the order of the day.

Akradet E., a third-year engineering student at Mahanakorn University of Technology, was denied bail for the fourth time on Tuesday. 

Akradet’s father, Surapol, made a plea to the court with a 150,000 baht surety that the university required registration on 5-9 August so that he could be enrolled for the fourth year when classes reopen.

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