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03 May 2011 :: 10:05:21 am 53453

Red Shirt activist arrested on lese majeste charge

SA KAEO, April 30 - A Red Shirt activist, Somyos Plueksakasemsuk, was detained on lese majeste charge at Aranyaprathet border crossing in Sa Kaeo, bordering Cambodia, on Saturday afternoon.
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DSI director-general Tharit Pengdit said Mr Somyos was taken into custody when he was about to leave the country at the immigration checkpoint in Sa Kaeo province. His name is in the immigration’s blacklist.

Mr Somyos was taken to the DSI office in Bangkok for further questioning on Saturday evening and his case is expected to be forwarded to court on Monday.

The Red Shirt leader said he often traveled to Cambodia, as he runs a travel agency to Cambodia. He did not know an arrest warrant was issued for him, otherwise he would surrendered to fight the charges. He insisted he never thought about fleeing.

Active Red Shirt member Somyos is a core leader of a Red Shirt affiliate group called June 24 Democracy, and editor-in-chief of a biweekly magazine titled ‘Voice of Thaksin’.

Report by : MCOT online news

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