Thai protest leaders charged with terrorism

Eleven leaders of bloody, anti-government protests could face the death penalty after being charged Tuesday with terrorism. The Criminal Court denied bail  for the 11 who were taken to a Bangkok prison after being charged with committing, threatening to commit and supporting terrorist acts. While the charges carry a maximum penalty of death, executions are rare in Thailand.

The leaders, including Veera Musikapong and Nattawut Saikua, had been  detained since surrendering to the government on May 19 following weeks of clashes between so-called Red Shirt protesters and security forces in which nearly 90 people were killed and more than 1,400 injured.


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