DSI threatens to press charges against amnesty bill protesters

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BANGKOK, 10 November 2013 The Department of Special Investigations (DSI) warns that the anti-amnesty bill protesters breach Section 116 of the National Security Act and will face legal actions if they continue protesting.

DSI Director-General Tharit Phengdit on 10 November issued a statement to warn the protesters, especially their leaders and sponsors. He alleged that the protesters no longer gather in line with their right to assemble after the coalition parties announced to not revive the blanket amnesty bill. The protesters broke the law as they posed threats to national security, he said.

The director-general stated that if the protests did not stop, the DSI would seek to prosecute the leaders and sponsors in a bid to help improve the country’s political situation.