Complaint filed against 17 protest leaders

Complaint filed against 17 protest leaders

Demonstrators take part in a protest over the Thai government's handling of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic and to demand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's resignation, in Bangkok on Saturday. (Reuters photo)
Demonstrators take part in a protest over the Thai government's handling of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic and to demand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's resignation, in Bangkok on Saturday. (Reuters photo)

A legal activist on Sunday filed a complaint with Lumpini police, seeking legal action against 17 leaders of anti-government protests on Sept 3-4.

The protests at the Ratchaprasong intersection were organised by the United Front of Thammasat and Demonstrations, the Thalu Fa group and the Re-Dem group.

The complaint was filed with Lumpini police by Srisuwan Janya, secretary-general of the Association for the Protection of the Constitution. It accused the protest leaders of violating the emergency decree of 2003, the Communication Disease Act of 2015, the Land Transport Act of 1979, the 1953 law on control of use of loudspeakers, the Cleanliness Act of 1992, and Sections 112, 116, 215 and 216 of the Criminal Code.

Mr Srisuwan also alleged some of the protest leaders delivered speeches that could be deemed to insult the monarchy in violation of Section 112 of the Criminal Code.

The 17 protest leaders named in the complaint were:

Panusya "Roong" Sithijirawattanakul,
Benja Apan
Thanat "Luk Nut" Thanakit-amnuay
Atthapol ("Khruyai" Buapat
Yingcheep Atchanond
Thanapat Kapeng
Wanwalee Thamsattaya
Sriprai Nonsee
Chanin "Ball" Wongsri
Kiatichai Tangpornpan
Songpol Sonthirak
Chokdee Rompruek
Pachara "Fluke the Star" Thammol
Sureerat Chiwarak (mother of Parit "Penguin" Chiwarak)
Wiboon Boonpatararaksa (father of Jatupat "Pai Dao Din" Boonpatararaksa)
Chinawat Chankrachang
Nawat Liangwattana.

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