Thai political star faces military trial over sedition charge

BANGKOK, Future Forward Party leader, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit was charged today with sedition in a case dated back in 2015.

The political rising star faced three charges, violating Article 116 of the Criminal Code of Thailand (equivalent of sedition), Article 189 for assisting others who commit a serious crime and Article 215 for taking part in an illegal assembly. He could face nine years in jail if found guilty.

The auto parts billionaire, 40, will be tried at military court.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)