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Sedition charges against 'MBK39' dropped


The Criminal Court on Friday dismissed the charges filed against 39 anti-coup protesters who had held a rally at Pathumwan Skywalk in front of MBK Center in Bangkok’s Pathumwan district in January 2018, urging the then junta-backed government to hold general election.

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Sedition charges against 'MBK39' dropped

The group later became known as “MBK39”, comprising key activists, such as Veera Somkwamkid, Rangsiman Rome, Sirawit Serithiwat, Nuttaa “Bow” Mahattana, Arnon Nampha, Ekachai Hongkangwan, Sukrit Piansuwan, Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal and Sombat Boongamanong.

They had been charged with sedition under Section 116 of the Criminal Code.

Sedition charges against 'MBK39' dropped

Sedition charges against 'MBK39' dropped

Sedition charges against 'MBK39' dropped

Sedition charges against 'MBK39' dropped

Published : December 25, 2020

By : THE NATION