Arrest warrants for Suthep, four protest leaders


BANGKOK, Dec 3 – Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban appeared on a second arrest warrant, issued by the Criminal Court yesterday, on insurrection charges.

According to the charges, Mr Suthep’s behaviour has created unrest, incited people to breach the law, organised gatherings of more than 10 people, and ordered attacks and intimidation against other people.

The statute of limitations is 20 years and the wrongdoer could face the death penalty or life imprisonment under Section 113 of the Criminal Code.

The Criminal Court later issued separate arrest warrants for four leaders of the Students and People Network for Thailand’s Reform for gatherings of more than 10 people, damaging and occupying other people’s property, attacking others with weapons, and seizing the Foreign Ministry.

They are Nithithorn Lamleua, Uthai Yodmanee, Ratchatachayut or Amorn Siyothinsak and Pichit Chaimongkol.