Thailand revokes passports of 2 anti-coup leaders

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Associated Press

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 5:00 AM

Updated Monday, Jun 30 at 5:03 AM

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities have revoked the passports of six people, including two anti-coup movement founders who have fled overseas and are wanted on arrest warrants.

Foreign Ministry Permanent Secretary Sihasak Phuangketkeow says the agency has cancelled the Thai passports of Charupong Reuangsuwan and Jakrapob Penkair, who formed an opposition group in exile last week.

He said Monday the authorities were also seeking Jakrapob's extradition from Hong Kong, where he is reportedly residing.

The others whose passports were revoked are two suspects in alleged anti-monarchy defamation cases, an ex-lawmaker from the former ruling party and a Red Shirt political group member.

The junta summoned hundreds of people after it took power in May. The six were among a handful who defied the order.

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