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Mother of Slain Nurse Charged for Constitution Day Rally

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A Type-85 AFV reconoiters the Red Shirt barricade at Chulalongkorn Hospital

A Type-85 AFV reconoiters the Red Shirt barricade at Chulalongkorn Hospital, Bangkok. Photo: Roland Dobbins.

BANGKOK — The mother of a medic killed by military snipers inside a temple during street protests eight years ago was charged with violating a public gathering law Monday night for staging a rally.

Phayaw Akkahad said Tuesday that police filed a charge of organizing an unauthorized gathering against her by holding the rally to demand justice for her daughter. The crime carries a maximum fine of 10,000 baht. She was arrested at the Democracy Monument with three other protesters – one of whom also lost his son in the 2010 crackdown.

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By Teeranai Charuvastra
Khaosod English

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