PDRC co-leader Sonthiyarn freed on bail

The Criminal Court this afternoon granted temporary release on bail for the co-leader of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) with condition that he must not engage in activities that could create disturbances and disorders in the country.

The decision of the Criminal Court came after the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) sought a 12-day extended detention of the co-leader Sonthiyarn Chuenruthainaitham on insurrection charge, reasoning that it needed the extension because there are still 120 witnesses to be questioned to gather evidence for the charge.

The court accepted the DSI’s request for extended detention, but at the same time also granted temporary release on bail of 400,000 baht for Sonthiyarn.

But the court set as condition for temporary release that the suspect must not take part in any activity that could create disturbances and disorders in the country.