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17 Red Shirt leaders deny charges of terrorism

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BANGKOK, Aug 16 – Seventeen of the 19 indicted and detained leaders and supporters of the anti-government ‘Red Shirt’ movement United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) on Monday appeared in Thailand’s Criminal Court for their first hearing on terrorism cases, and all of them denied all charges.

The Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) on August 11 indicted 19 of the 25 leaders and supporters of UDD on terrorism charges in connection with political unrest during April and May in Bangkok and the provinces.

Among those indicted are Veera Musikhapong, Natthawut Saikua, Weng Tojirakarn, Korkaew Pikulthong, Kwanchai Praipana, Yosawaris Chuklom alias Jeng Dokchik, Nisit Sinthuprai, Wiphuthalaeng Pattanaphumthai, Phumkitti alias Pichet Sukchindathong, Suksek Polsue, Jaran Loipoon, Amnart Inthachote, Chayut Laicharoen, Sombat Makthong, Surachai Thewarat, Rachata Wongyod and Yongyuth Thuammee.


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