Ekachai
Ekachai

Court agrees to release Ekachai on bail

politics May 15, 2018 15:16

By The Nation

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The Criminal Court on Tuesday agreed to free political activist Ekachai Hongkangwan on bail of Bt100,000, with his release time tentatively set for 8pm at Bangkok Remand Prison.



Ekachai was arrested last Friday after failing to report himself to the authorities following four summonses.

They had been issued as a result of the pro-election demonstration on March 24, which resulted in him facing several charges, from illegally using amplifiers to commit acts of sedition.

Ekachai is an active dissenter against the coup-installed regime.

Aside from the pro-election protest, he has also been vocal about the luxury-watch scandal that has embroiled the junta’s deputy leader, General Prawit Wongsuwan, who is also deputy prime minister and defence minister.