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Partially blind Preecha seeks bail with help from red shirts

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A yellow-shirt prisoner sentenced to 34 years in jail for the attempted murder of police during a clash on Oct 7, 2008, is appealing for a chance to get bail, with the unlikely support of red shirts. 

Preecha Treecharoon, 56, listed his basic right to a temporary release, his blindness in one eye and personal vulnerability inside prison as reasons for his appeal.

"Inmates are discussing the reconciliation and amnesty bills with great intensity. I might be eligible for release if the bills are passed and I am afraid they may harass or intimidate me," Preecha said.

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