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Is Khon Kaen the new model of justice?

As red shirts face accusations of terrorism in a military court, questions are being raised about the fairness of the system

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At the Khon Kaen Central Prison at 3.30pm on Thursday, seven inmates gathered in a 2m-wide room behind a thick glass window to have half an hour with their lawyers. Wearing light brown prison uniforms, the inmates are among the 26 suspects allegedly involved in the so-called "Khon Kaen model" of red-shirt resistance. 

A day later, nine charges were pressed against each of the suspects, including terrorism, which carries the death penalty.

The case against the Khon Kaen 26 stems from this seizure of arms on June 25 by a joint police-military team. The military claims that this is an "arms shipment" that can be traced back to Jakrapob Penkair. (Photo by Prasit Tangprasert)

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