Updated: One more red shirt lese majeste arrest

1 11 2010

The Bangkok Post reports that yet another red shirt has been charged with the political crime of lese majeste by the Abhisit Vejjajiva regime’s repressive agencies.

The report states: “Suchart Nakbangsai or Worawut Thanangkorn, a member of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), has been arrested for lese majeste, police said. Pol Lt-Col Akrawut Limrat, leader of a special operations unit of the Crime Suppression Division, said Mr Suchart, who is wanted under an arrest warrant dated Oct 17, 2008, was apprehended on Monday morning at the food centre on the sixth floor of the Platinum Fashion Mall department store on Phetchaburi road. Mr Suchart, 52, allegedly made remarks deemed offensive to the monarchy in his speech made on a UDD stage at Sanam Luang on Oct 14, 2008.”

The regime, with its royalist police and army bosses, seems intent on throwing as many political prisoners in jail as it can. Thailand must be approaching Burma for the number of political prisoners it has.

Update: The Nation reports that “The Criminal Court on Tuesday approved the remand of anti-coup activist Suchart Nakbangsai on charges for offending the monarchy during a Sanam Luang rally in December 2008. Suchart, aka Warawut Thanangkorn, was a fugitive until his arrest on Monday at a food court inside a shopping mall at Pratu Nam. Chanasongkhram police sought and received Suchart’s remand for 12 days pending the completion of police report.”



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