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Shrine Bombing Trial Postponed Because Interpreter’s Busy

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The Erawan Shrine

The Erawan Shrine, located at the front of Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel in Bangkok. Photo: Mr. Peerapong Prasutr.

BANGKOK — The trial for two Uighur men accused of staging Thailand’s worst terror attack was postponed yet again because a court interpreter won’t be available for the next scheduled session, a defense lawyer said Friday.

The next witness examination hearing for the trial of the 2015 bombing was originally set for Monday and Tuesday, four months after the court last convened. But attorney Schoochart Kanpai said he was recently informed by the military court that the Uighur-English interpreter, who’s based in China, was too busy to visit Thailand on those days.

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By Teeranai Charuvastra

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