Red shirts respond to army chief

17 04 2011

The Bangkok Post reports that several red shirt leaders, supported by some 1,000 supporters, have filed a complaint with police against Army boss General Prayuth Chan-ocha, claiming he has made a deliberately false claim to the police when he charged that the red shirt leaders had committed lese majeste.

Jatuporn Promphan, Weng Tojirakarn, Suporn Atthawong and Wichian Kaokham submitted their complaint to the deputy metropolitan police commander who was “supported by five companies of police, deployed “to maintain peace and order.”

Weng “insisted that UDD co-leaders had no intention to attack the high institution as alleged.”

A related story in The Nation adds that “Jatuporn told police that he instead directed his speech in the rally to Privy Councillor Gen Prem Tinsulanond whether he had involved with dissolution trials of Thai Rak Thai, People’s Power and Democrat parties or not.”

Meanwhile, Jatuporn “said the UDD will on Tuesday, April 19, lodge a compliant against Mr Abhisit [Vejjajiva] and Mr Suthep [Thaugsuban] with the National Anti-Corruption Commission for … the use of force to crackdown on red-shirt protesters on April and May last year…”.



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18 04 2011
More lese majeste accusations by ultra-royalists | Political Prisoners in Thailand

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