Thailand to Release Inmates Early to Ease Prison Overcrowding

Offences punishable by less than 10 years imprisonment to get a temporary release without having to post bail

Thailand to Release Inmates Early to Ease Prison Overcrowding

BANGKOK – Thailand’s cabinet on Tuesday (Oct 2) approved an amendment to the Criminal Procedure Act, allowing those charged with offences punishable by less than 10 years imprisonment to get a temporary release without having to post bail in a bid to ease overcrowding in Thai prisons. The Government Spokesman, Lt. Gen. Sansern Kaewkamnerd, said […]

Wildlife Conservationists Outraged after Thai “Rhino Kingpin” Release Early from South African Prison

Edwin Wiek, who founded the Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand, raised the alarm in a post on his Facebook page. “This guy is flying back into Thailand again from South Africa, remember him?” he wrote.

Wildlife Conservationists Outraged after Thai “Rhino Kingpin” Release Early from South African Prison

  BANGKOK – The founder of Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand has condemned the early release from prison in South Africa of “Rhino kingpin” Chumlong Lemthongthai, one of Asia’s most notorious wildlife smugglers. Chumlong walked out of Kgosi Mamparu II (Pretoria Central Prison) in the South African capital on Tuesday, after just under six years behind […]