Thai Hunger-striker Files Charges Against Junta Leader

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June 11, 2014 AT 5:32 AM
A Thai political activist who has started a hunger strike in protest against last month's coup, filed charges on Tuesday against junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha and members of the ruling military council for defaming the monarchy and acts of treason. Chalad Vorachat, a retired navy lieutenant and serial hunger striker, argues in a complaint filed with a Bangkok criminal court that the army intervention based on Thailand's Martial Law Act had a shaky legal basis.