Red Shirt Protesters Granted BailA group of Red Shirt protester leaders were released today after the court granted them bail.
PATTAYA – Recently [Pattaya Daily News]; According to the case where Red Shirt protesters who had been led by Mr.Arisman Pongruengrong to surround the Royal Cliff Beach hotel to prevent the ASEAN SUMMIT conference in 2009. Later Pattaya court had sentenced Mr.Arisman and his 13 men to 4 years each in jail on March 5th 2015 and the court denied bail.
On March 9th at 12.00 am, Mrs.Rapinpan Pongruengrong who is Mr.Arisman’s wife was accompanied with the relatives of the 13 men who were also sentenced to jail at the Pattaya remand prison went to visit them.
Later Mrs.Rapinpan revealed that they were fine and they would like to say thank you to those who supported them. Plus, he added that they will be released soon because the court had granted them bail for him which was set at 2 million baht, while others bail was set at 800,000 baht each. It’s expected that they will be released today.
Later at 19.30 pm, they were which consisted of Mr.Arisman Pongruengrong, Mr.Nisit Sinthuprai, Mr.Payap Pungate, Mr.Worrachai Hema, Mr.Wanchana Kerddee, Mr.Pichet Sukjindathong, Mr.Sakda Noppasit, Pol.Lt.Col.Waipot Apornrat, Mr.Nopporn Nachiengtai, Mr.Samreng Prachamrua, Mr.Somyod Promma, Dr.Wallop Yangtrong and Mr.Sing Thongbuachum.
They all walked out from the prison to waiting relatives and friends which were around 100 people. Later, Mr.Arisman said that people had to make sacrifices sometimes for democracy.
In addition, the reporters asked him about the bomb at the Ratchada criminal court which the Red shirt Protesters put there and he turned round and said he had no idea.