Pattaya police to summon core redshirt leaders for questioning over Asean Summit 2009 breakup

Pattaya police said they will officially summon five core leaders of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) for questioning over their roles relevant to the storming by hundreds of redshirt protesters into the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel where the Asean Summit was being held in April 2009.

Pattaya police superintendent Pol Col Apichai Krobpet identified the five core leaders as Jatuporn Promphan, Nattawut Saikur, Veerakarn Musikapong, Adisorn Piengket, and Weng Tochirakarn.

The planned issuance of summons came after the Appeals Court on March 22 sentenced a core redshirt leader Arisman Pongruangrong and 12 other core members to four years in prison with no suspension of jail sentence after finding them guilty of forced entry to the hotel to disrupt the summit.

The police chief of Pattaya made clear that they are to be summoned for questioning only for some information, while denying it will be arrest warrant.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)