Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva and Surat Thani MP Suthep Thaugsuban on Thursday morning reported to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to acknowledge charges against them in connection with military crackdowns on protesters in 2010.
Abhisit Vejjajiva, left, and Suthep Thaugsuban (Photo by Pornprom Sarttarbhaya)
They reported to Nanthasak Poonsuk, director-general of the OAG's special cases litigation office and spokesman for the organisation.
After Mr Abhisit and Mr Suthep were officially notified of the charges, their lawyers requested that prosecutors postpone the indictment since parliament is still in session.
The prosecution agreed to delay the indictment until Dec 12 at 10am.
The pair were called to formally hear charges after Attorney General Athapol Yaisawang decided to indict them on murder and attempted murder under Sections 80, 83, 84, 90 and 288 of the Criminal Code.
Mr Abhisit was prime mininister and Mr Suthep deputy prime minister and director of the Centre for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES) at the time of the political violence.
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