BANGKOK, June 26 (TNA) — Six leaders of the anti-government ‘Red Shirt’ United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) who were detained at Klong Prem Prison have been moved to join their five compatriots at Bangkok Remand Prison as requested by their lawyers and other UDD leaders, according to Corrections Department director-general Chartchai Suthiklom.
The Corrections Department earlier separated six UDD leaders — Weng Tojirakarn, Korkaew Pikulthong, Wiputhalaeng Pattanabhumthai, Yotwaris Chuklom (also known as Jeng Dokjik), Amnat Inthachote and Kwanchai Praipana from five fellow leaders and guards including Veera Muskapong, Natthawut Saikua, Nisit Sinthuprai, Sombat Makthong and Bhumkitti Sukchinda.
The five were transferred to Bangkok Remand Prison for safety reasons while the six remain at Klong Prem prison.
Thailand’s Criminal Court on Friday approved the further detention of eight Red Shirt leaders and three protest guards as sought by the Department of Special Investigation (DSI).
The court decision came after a lawyer representing the UDD filed complaint opposing to the DSI request for a second-round detention of the 11 Red Shirt leaders and guards.