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Red-shirt party adviser Jitra arrested

Jitra Kotchadej, a former labour leader and adviser to the new red-shirt Palang Prachathipatai Party, was arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport yesterday for failing to report to the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) after a summons was issued.

Jitra, 42, was detained at 7.40am yesterday in the immigration area of the airport after returning from the United States. Upon arrest, she told reporters she did not know what to do and wanted to consult her friends first.

She will be taken to a military court today along with red-shirt actor-singer Thanat Thanawatcharanond, aka Tom Dundee, who was also arrested for refusing to respond to an NCPO summons.


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