Colour-coded leaders visit activists

national June 17, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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Former red and yellow-shirt leaders separately visited detained activists at Bangkok Remand Prison yesterday.

Thida Tavonseth, former chairwoman of the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship, and her husband Weng Tojirakarn visited Sombat Boonngamanong, Jeng Dokjik, Tom Dundee and Somyot Preuksakasemsuk at the prison. 
People’s Democratic Reform Committee leader Chamlong Srimuang visited Dhamma Army co-ordinator Samdin Lertbut and Pichit Chaimongkol, another key member of the People’s Alliance for Democracy, who were both detained for the airports closure case.
Thida said that Sombat is in good health, although his hair is now short according to prison regulations. She brought him some books to read.
Kobkiat Kasivivat, deputy director general of the Department of Corrections, said the timing for the two groups’ visits had to be separate to prevent a possible war of words. The detained political players are also currently detained separately. Breaking the colour-coded barriers would be the next step to creating unity, he noted. 

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