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Thai gov't to seek indictment of 26 suspects on terrorism charges

07-27-2010 17:34 BJT

BANGKOK, July 27 (Xinhua) -- The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) prepares to seek an indictment of 26 suspects on terrorism charges on July 30, DSI chief Tharit Pengdit said on Tuesday, the Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

On July 12, Tharit disclosed that the Justice Ministry's DSI has handled some 231 cases involving the anti-government "red shirt" protests during May-April.

Among these include 131 cases involving terrorism accusations, with 20 others of threats to state, 20 threats to state officials and public, and 15 arms-related cases.

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

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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