Thanathorn, Piyabutr, Pannikar accused of sedition

Progressive Movement leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit (left), Piyabutr Saengkanokkul (right) and Pannikar Wanich (right) talk to reporters after hearing sedition charges against them at Phaya Thai police station in Bangkok on Thursday. (Piyabutr Saengkanokkul Facebook)

Three Progressive Movement leaders have met Phaya Thai police to acknowledge sedition charges filed against them by a former yellow-shirt co-leader.

Suwit Thongprasert, a former monk known as Luang Pu Buddha Issara of the now-defunct People’s Democratic Reform Committee, had his lawyer file the complaint, according to Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, one of the accused, who wrote on Facebook on Thursday.

The others who were charged with sedition, which carries a penalty of up to seven years in prison, were Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, former…

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