UDD core leaders summonsed to acknowledge charges

Summonses have been issued by the Crime Suppression Division police for core leaders of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) to acknowledge the charges of illegal assembly of more than five people in public places.

The issuance of the summonses was in response to a complaint lodged with the CSD police by a judge advocate officer, Colonel Burin Thongpraprai, accusing the UDD core leaders of defying Order No 7/2557 of the National Council for Peace and Order which forbids political gathering in public of more than five people.

Named in the complaint were UDD chairman Jatuporn Promphan, Natthawut Saikua, Mrs Thida Thavornseth, Veerakarn Musikapong, Weng Tochirakarn, Yongyuth Tiyapairat, Pramual Chuklom alias Jeng Dokjik, Korkaew Pikulthong and 12 other UDD members.

The group gathered at the UDD headquarter at the Imperial Lat Phrao department store to announce the opening of the UDD’s centres to prevent cheating in the August 7 referendum and to give a press conference about the matter on June 5.