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Thai anti-govt protest leader charged with rebellion

Thai protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban and four other leaders of the anti-government movement People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) were on Monday charged with rebellion.

BANGKOK: Thai protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban and four other leaders of the anti-government movement People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) were on Monday charged with rebellion.

The Bangkok Post reported that the five were freed from military detention and escorted to the Office of the Attorney General on Monday morning to face insurrection charges.

They were detained on Thursday after junta leader Prayuth Chan-Ocha seized power in a coup.

PDRC has led months of anti-government protests, calling for vaguely-defined reforms to end alleged corruption by deposed premier Yingluck Shinawatra’s family. 

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