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Cops seek motorcade pair

Protesters fill the road at the Ratchaprasong intersection, where they converged in defiance of the state of emergency put into effect early Thursday. They address the crowd for the first time after protest leaders were arrested by police. (Photo by Arnun Chonmahatrakool)

The Criminal Court on Thursday issued arrest warrants for two political activists suspected of intending to harm Her Majesty the Queen’s liberty during a rally on Wednesday.

According to Section 110 of the Penal Code, if found guilty, the pair could be jailed for 16 years to life. The imprisonment would be more severe compared with Section 112, or the lèse majesté law, which carries a term of up to 15 years if found guilty.

The warrants identified the two as Ekkachai Hongkangwan and Bunkueanun Paothon, political activists present at…

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