Sombat appears before military court

Anti-coup campaigner Sombat Boonngamanong, leader of the Red Siam Group and founder of the Mirror Foundation, has been formally charged with inciting unrest, violating the Computer Act and defying the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), according to Pol Col Prasopchoke Prommun.

Pol Col Prasopchoke, deputy commander of the Crime Suppression Division, said Mr Sombat was formally informed of the charges after he was handed over to the Crime Suppression Division by the military on Thursday morning.

He denied all the charges.

From the CSD, the police took Mr Sombat to the Bangkok Military Court to seek court permission to detain him for 12 more days for further interrogation. The police can seek permission to detain him four times, each for a period of 12 days.

Pol Prasopchoke said the court was to yet to decide on a request for release on bail.

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