50-Year-Old Northern Cook Accused of Collecting Firearms

Soldiers near Aksa Avenue on 20 May 2014. Saowani Intalo reportedly cooked meals for Redshirt protesters who were staging a rally there.

(Prachatai English)

BANGKOK – The military court has refused to grant bail to a 50-year-old woman from northern Lamphun Province, accused of possessing illegal weapons, despite the suspect’s poor health. The defence lawyer, meanwhile, has challenged the military court’s jurisdiction over the case.
Saowani Intalo, a 50-year-old restaurant owner, was arrested along with Phairat Singkham, 38 years old, during a 26 May raid by military and police forces on a longan farm in the northern province of Lamphun. 

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