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Suthep freed on bail for charges relating to 2010 killings

Photo : Suthep is escorted by military officers to court before being released on bail.//Photo : Kunlaphun Sirimamporn

Photo : Suthep is escorted by military officers to court before being released on bail.//Photo : Kunlaphun Sirimamporn

Rally leader Suthep Thaugsuban on Monday was released on bail after appearing in court for his involvement in the political violence in 2010, in which several people died and many more were injured.

Suthep, who had been kept in military detention after reporting to the National Council for Peace and Order, was freed on Monday and taken to Court to face the charges. His lawyer asked for the bail, using a bank account of Bt600,000 as the guarantee. The court prohibits him from travelling abroad and if he wishes to travel, he has to get permission from the Court.

Suthep missed an earlier court appearance on the same charges as he was busy leading the anti-government campaign. Former premier Abhisit Vejjajiva is also facing the same charge.

He is also facing summons on an insurrection charge for leading the anti-government protests against then prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra.


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