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Bail for nine protest leaders in jeopardy - DSI

Department of Special Investigation (DSI) is seeking a court order revoking bail for nine protest leaders indicted for creating unrest and intruding into government property during the political turmoil in 2008, DSI chief Tarit Pengdit said Wednesday.

They were released on bail on July 29 this year and warned against instigating political chaos that could contribute to danger, damage or violence in the country.

The 2008 mass protest against the Somchai Wongsawat administration was spearheaded by the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) or the Yellow Shirt movement under the leadership of political firebrand Sondhi Limthongkul and ex-chief of National Security Council Chamlong Srimuang.

Tarit said the nine suspects have become leaders of the current political protests which have created chaos, especially the seizures of a number of government buildings, adding that they have breached the bail conditions.

He said the DSI will lodge a complaint with the Criminal Court tomorrow. The nine activists were Pipob Thongchai, Suriyasai Katasila, Somkiat Pongpaiboon, Ratchyuth Sirayothinpakdi (also known as Amornthep Amornratananond), Anchalee Paireerak, Pichit Chaimongkol, retired Gen Pathompong Kesornsuk, Sub Lt Samdin Lertbusya, RTN and Somboon Thongburan.

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