Military Court orders 12-day detention of activist


BANGKOK, June 12 —  The Thai Military Court has ordered red shirt activist Sombat Boonngamanong to be detained for 12 days at the Bangkok Remand Prison.

Mr Sombat, locally known as “Bor Kor Lai Jud” (Polka Dot Editor),” was detained by authorities on June 5 in Chon Buri province, after he failed to report as requested by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO).

Earlier this afternoon, interrogation officers brought Mr Sombat, the leader of a faction of the “Red Shirt” movement, to a military court for prosecution on three charges including violating article 116 of the law by instigating unrest and protests, committing a computer related crime, as well as violating the order by the NCPO to report as requested.

At 3 pm, the Military Court ordered his detention for 12 days in the first phase from June 12 until June 23.

The red shirt activist was afterward escorted to the Bangkok Remand Prison for detention though he had already filed for bail and the court is currently considering the request.