Thai man found involved in 8 terrorism actions: Justice Ministry

16:26, July 16, 2010      

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Captured fugitive Surachai Thewarat had been involved in eight important terrorism actions, Justice Ministry's Department of Special Investigation (DSI) director-general Tharit Pengdit said on Friday.

Surachai had also joined an underground movement after the collapse of the anti-government United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship's (UDD) mass protests in May, Tharit said at a press conference.

Surachai, alias Rang, was arrested on Thursday at a hotel in the city of the central Lop Buri province and handed over to the DSI on the same day.

He was wanted under three warrants on charges of terrorism, violating the emergency decree, and bodily assault.

Tharit, accompanied by his deputy Pol Col Narat Savetnant at the press conference, said that of Surachai had revealed he was involved in eight important cases.

Among the eight cases include the M79 attack on the 11th Infantry Regiment headquarters in north Bangkok on March 28, violent clash between government troops and "red-shirt" protesters at in central Bangkok on April 10 -- killing five army soldiers, and rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) attack on a fuel depot in the central Pathum Thani province on April 21.

The death toll from a series of violent clashes between the " red-shirt" protesters and troops during March 12 to May 19 stood at 88 as some 1,885 others were wounded.

Source: Xinhua


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