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Thailand indicts 26 on charges of terrorism, arms possession

Published on Aug 23, 2014 7:16 PM

BANGKOK (AFP) - Twenty-six people accused of plotting an attack in Thailand have been indicted by a military court on charges including weapon possession and conspiring to commit terrorism, their lawyer said Saturday.

The suspects were arrested in northeastern Thailand - a traditional stronghold of fugitive premier Thaksin Shinawatra - after the army seized power in a bloodless coup on May 22.

The 24 men and two women - whose ages range from 40 to 72 years old - were indicted by a military court in the northeastern city of Khon Kaen on Friday, their lawyer Winyat Chatmontree told AFP.

He said the group - named the "Khon Kaen Model" by the army - include farmers, a bank security guard, a school director and business owners.

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