Erawan bomb 2015
An interpreter for the two men on trial for last year's deadly bombing in Bangkok denied he was carrying drugs when police arrested him Wednesday after he testified in their trial.
The suspects in the deadly bombing at a shrine in Bangkok last year have shown the Military Court marks of torture on their bodies. “I’m not an animal. I’m human. I’m human,” one of the suspects repeated. On Tuesday, 17 May 2016, Reuters reported that Adem Karadag, a Chinese ethnic Uighur, and one of the suspects in the deadly 2015 Erawan shrine bombing, struggled and chanted to the media while officials were escorting him into the Military Court. “I’m not an animal. I’m human.
The Thai police have denied allegations that they tortured suspects in the 2015 Erawan shrine bombing, while hinting that they might press charges against a lawyer of one of the suspects, saying that he allegedly caused damage to the nation. On Wednesday, 17 February 2016, the chief investigator into the deadly 2015 Erawan shrine bombing denied allegations that one of the suspects, Adem Karadag, a Chinese ethnic Uighur, was tortured to force a confession.
Two suspects accused of killing 20 people at a shrine in Bangkok denied the charges today before a military tribunal. Adem Karadag, 31, aka Bilal Mohammed, told the military court Tuesday he was not even in Thailand at the time of the Aug. 17 explosion at the Erawan Shrine, which killed mostly foreign tourists. His co-defendant, 27-year-old Yusufu Mieraili, said he did not want the court-appointed military lawyer assigned to him despite his request for civilian representation.
It's been a week since the deadly blast at Bangkok's Erawan Shrine, and yet the investigation is still mired in confusion and contradiction.
A provincial court in central Thailand has detained a teenager who posted a picture of a westerner with a message about bomb attacks. On Tuesday, 25 August 2015, the Provincial Court of Suphan Buri Province in central Thailand granted the police permission to detain Thanaton Thongsopha, aka Mos, a 19-year-old vocational student, who is accused of posting information about a bomb attack in Suphan Buri province and the picture of a westerner bombing suspect on Facebook and Line, an online chat application.
In a week in which two Hong Kong residents were killed and six injured by the Erawan shrine bomb, the professional membership of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand is dismayed to learn that a photo-journalist from Hong Kong has been detained and charged for carrying body armour and a helmet.
The bomb attack that occurred in Bangkok’s commercial district on the evening of August 17, 2015, was a callous act of violence against civilians, Human Rights Watch said today. No individuals or groups have claimed responsibility for the explosion that killed at least 20 civilians and wounded 125 others.
Gen Prayuth Chan-o-cha on Tuesday afternoon expressed condolences for the losses from Tuesday’s evening bomb at a popular shrine in Bangkok’s shopping district, while stressing the junta’s control over the security situation in Bangkok. Meanwhile, another bomb went off at a busy pier in Bangkok with no casualties. “Whenever the people are hurt, I am hurt even more,” the prime minister and leader of National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) said on Tuesday 18 August 2015.
At about 7 pm on Monday, 17 August 2015, a huge explosion occurred at Ratchaprasong Intersection in Siam Area of central Bangkok. The explosion occurred during the rush hour at one of Bangkok’s busiest shopping districts adjacent to adjacent to a famous Hindu Shrine of God Brahma. According to BBC, at least 12 people have died and dozens are reportedly injured.