#AceWorldNews – BANGKOK – May 26 – The leader of opposition in Thailand Suthep Thaugsuban has been officially accused of treason on Monday. After that, he has been released on bail, according to local media reports.
Suthep Thaugsuban was arrested by the new military government of the kingdom of Thailand immediately after the state coup was announced. The military held Thaugsuban in detention until Monday morning.
The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), which assumed power after the coup, reported that Suthep Thaugsuban and his 11 supporters were released and brought by the soldiers to the Prosecutor’s General Office, where they faced official accusations of treason, inciting to riot and terrorism.
After that, the Criminal Court of Bangkok ruled to release on bail all the suspects.
Sithep Thaugsuban is one of the key leaders of the anti-government movement responsible for street unrest in Bangkok in recent months.
Six months ago, several arrest warrants have been issued for Suthep Thaugsuban, but no attempts were made to detain him.