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18 anti-establishment movement leaders to be sued for role in Sept 2020 Thammasat rally


Public prosecutors have decided to file separate lawsuits against 18 members of the Ratsadon group for participating in a political rally on September 19-20, 2020, at Thammasat University and Bangkok’s Sanam Luang area.

18 anti-establishment movement leaders to be sued for role in Sept 2020 Thammasat rally

The three protest leaders already face charges of violating Article 112 of the Criminal Code or the lese majeste law. They are Panasaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul, Jatupat “Pai Dao Din” Boonpattararaksa, and Panupong “Mike” Jadnok.

They have also been charged for sedition under Article 116 of the Criminal Code as well as the unlawful assembly of 10 or more persons under Article 215.

18 anti-establishment movement leaders to be sued for role in Sept 2020 Thammasat rally

The remaining 15 protest leaders face charges under Articles 116 and 215, or sedition and unlawful assembly. They are Attapon Buapat, Chinnawat Chankrachang, Chukiat Saengwong, Nawat Liangwattana, Nattapat Akhad, Thanachai Euarucha, Thanop Amphawat, Thanee Sasom, Phattharaphong Noiphang, Sitthat Jindarat, Suwanna Tarnlek, Adisak Sombatkham, Anurak Jentawanich, Natchanon Pirote, and Bottom Blues band member Chaiamorn “Ammy” Kaewwiboonpan.

Chaiamorn is under police custody for allegedly burning a portrait of the King outside Khlong Prem Central Prison on the night of February 28.

18 anti-establishment movement leaders to be sued for role in Sept 2020 Thammasat rally

Published : March 08, 2021

By : THE NATION