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The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected convicted lese majeste offender Yossawaris Chuklom’s request for release on bail, saying the defendant had yet to submit his appeal to the court and therefore he had no right to apply for bail. 

Yosswaris "Jeng Dokchik" Chuklom (Photo by Surapol Promsaka na Sakolnakorn)

The hardline red-shirt member, also known as Jeng Dokchik, was sentenced to two years in prison without suspension by the Criminal Court in January last year for delivering a speech deemed insulting to His Majesty the King at a protest rally organised by the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) in 2010. 

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