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Ex-monk Phra Buddha Isara too ill to show in court

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Along with Suthep, the monk Buddha Issara was one of the leaders of Bangkok Shutdown protests

Along with Suthep, the monk Buddha Issara was one of the leaders of Bangkok Shutdown protests. Photo: Facebook.


The former Phra Buddha Isara was a no-show at the Criminal Court on Thursday. He was due to attend to enter a plea for his role in the anti-Yingluck Shinawatra government protest in 2014.

Suwit Thongprasert, 59, as he is also known, was rushed to a hospital for emergency treatment of a herniated disc as soon as he was released from Bangkok Remand Prison late on Wednesday, said his lawyer, Thirayut Suwankesorn.

Full story: Bangkok Post

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