Thai pro-democracy student leader Parit Chiwarak freed on bail for 2020 protests

Feb 24, 2022 | INVESTING

A Thai court on Thursday freed a prominent pro-democracy protest leader on bail after almost 200 days in detention.Student-led demonstrations in 2020, calling for Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s resignation and making unprecedented calls for reform to Thailand’s untouchable monarchy, drew tens of thousands at their peak.But the movement petered out as Covid-19 case numbers surged and the authorities detained most of the leaders.Thailand’s young protesters face wrath of the state with royal…

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