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Panupong flung behind bars for sedition, altering historic site


Protest leader Panupong “Mike” Jadnok was taken this morning to the Bangkok criminal court to be detained for 12 days for sedition and altering a historic site.

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The sedition charge was related to his participation in the September 19 protest.
The second charge was related to his role in the installing of the 2020 coup memorial plaque in Sanam Luang on September 20. This case was filed by the Fine Arts Department.
Panupong was arrested on Saturday in Bangkok’s Ramkhamhaeng area and was then taken to Huamark Police Station.
The protest leader has denied both charges and police have objected to him being granted bail. Officers said Panupong faces other, more serious charges and may flee if he is granted temporary release.

Published : October 19, 2020

By : THE NATION