Troops hand over ex-Pheu Thai MP to police on lese majeste charges

national May 29, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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Troops handed over former Pheu Thai MP Prasit Chaisisa to police Thursday for legal action against him for an alleged lese majeste comment.

Prasit was brought from the Weerawat Yothin Army camp in Surin at 5am and handed over to officers at Chokechai police station in Bangkok.
Prasit reported to the Surin camp on Saturday and was detained for three days at an Army camp in Nakhon Ratchasima before being sent back for a further period of detention in Surin.
Prasit looked tensed upon arrival at the Chokechai police station. He was interrogated for three hours.
He was taken to the Criminal Court at 12.10pm for the court to approve the 12-day extension of his detention pending his arraignment over the lese majeste charges.
His wife and daughter turned up at the police station to be close to him.


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