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Watana freed on bail, barred from political activity

Posted by pakin On April - 22 - 2016

PHEU THAI Party politician Watana Muangsook yesterday was released on bail of Bt80,000 by the military court on condition that he does not get involved in political provocations and cannot leave the country without court permission.

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) yesterday had sought the military court’s permission to extend Watana’s detention for his alleged violation of an NCPO order.

The politician denied the allegation, saying he had just expressed his opinion on a social network and had not violated any agreement with the NCPO, according to his lawyer Narinpong Jinapak.

Watana is accused of breaking an agreement with the NCPO that he would not carry out political activities, which he had signed for his previous release from detention.

The politician has been detained four times, including the most recent detention, which was justified because he had violated the NCPO Announcement Number 39/2557, according to an NCPO source.

The politician has been on a partial hunger strike since being detained on Monday, consuming only coconuts and juice.

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