Three DRG leaders released on 100,000 baht bail each

Three core leaders of the Democracy Restoration Group (DRG) were released on 100,000 baht bail each on Saturday night by Pathumwan police on the condition that they must report themselves to inquiry police officers at the station every 12 days.

The three DRG leaders namely Rangsiman Rome, Anon Nampa and Sirawith Serithiwat were initially detained by Samranrat police on charges of illegal public gathering after they addressed a crowd of pro-election demonstrators at the Democracy Monument.

They were later escorted by police to Pathumwan police station for questioning on another charge of illegal public gathering and defying an order of the NCPO on public gathering.

About 100 pro-election demonstrators went to the police station to give them moral support. They also lighted candles as a symbolic gesture of support.

Pathumwan police set up barricade in front of the station to prevent unauthorized individuals from getting into the station.

After about three hours of interrogation, the three DRG leaders were released on 100,000 baht bail each on condition that they must report themselves to the station every 12 days. But Rangsiman was later booked and escorted by police to Khon Kaen provincial court on a different charge. Rangsiman also released on bail today (Feb 11) at Khon Kean court.

Another DRG leader Ekkachai Hongkanwan who was earlier detained was also released on 100,000 baht bail on the same condition.