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Govt seeks to extradite lese majeste suspect from NZ

Jun 16. 2015
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THE Office of the Attorney-General is coordinating with New Zealand to have lese majeste suspect Ekapob "Tang Achiwa" Luara extradited to face justice back home.
The move comes after the Attorney-General decided to have the suspect face trial and police learned that the fugitive was living in New Zealand. 
Wanchai Roujanawong, spokesperson for the Attorney-General, said the request had been made under a 2008 extradition agreement. 
An arrest warrant was issued for the 24 year old after police discovered a video clip showing him attacking the monarchy in a speech he delivered on November 27, 2013, as part of a red-shirt rally at Rajamangala Stadium in Hua Mark, Bangkok.
At the end of last year, Ekaphob posted a photograph on social media of himself and his girlfriend holding up a New Zealand passport and claiming that he has been given New Zealand citizenship.

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