Monday, August 31, 2015   

Hunger Games' activist freed on bail in Thailand
(07-02 13:48)

Police say an activist who spearheaded silent protests against Thailand's military coup, including a campaign featuring a three-fingered salute inspired by "The Hunger Games,'' has been freed on bail after a month-long detention.
Police Col. Kittirat Noiponthong said Wednesday that Sombat Boonngam-anong was released on conditions that he not incite unrest or travel overseas without permission from authorities.
He said Sombat was released Tuesday after posting a 300,000 baht
bail.
The veteran social activist faces a variety of charges, including inciting division in the country by organizing protests, and faces penalties of up to several years behind bars.
Sombat was arrested June 5 after launching an online campaign calling for people to raise the three-finger salute to show opposition to the May 22 coup. --AP   
Other World breaking news:
Thai cops say bomb components found (1 min ago)
Rally denounces Malaysia’s ‘king of donations’ (34 mins ago)
Protesters give it their best shot against Malaysia’s Najib (39 mins ago)
‘Scream’ director Craven dies (46 mins ago)
Political storm gathers force in Malaysia (55 mins ago)
Philippine evangelists end Manila protest (58 mins ago)
(MTV awards) Miley Cyrus plays not the cover girl role (1 hr 8 mins ago)
Defiant Malaysian PM Najib tries to cast peaceful, watershed protest in poor light (1 hr 12 mins ago)
Belgian held over Sierra Leone ‘blood diamonds’ (08-28 20:58)
UN says 300,000 migrants risked voyage to Europe so far (08-28 20:06)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.