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Suspects In Bangkok Bomb Blast Indicted In Military Court, Face 10 Charges

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BANGKOK: Two Chinese Uighurs were officially indicted at the Military Court in Dusit district here Tuesday, on their alleged role in a bomb blast near the Erawan shrine in Bangkok on Aug 17.

Mohammed Bilal, 30, and Yusufu Mieraili face 10 charges, including pre-meditated murder and attempted murder.

Mohammed Bilal, also known as Adem Karadeg, had reportedly confessed during police investigations that he was the yellow-shirted person seen on closed-circuit television, as leaving a backpack near the Erawan Shrine before the bomb blast on Aug 17.

The authorities are currently looking for 15 people who are linked to the bomb blast.

Meanwhile, lawyer Schuchart Kanpai who represented Mohammed Bilal said there was a snag over obtaining testimony due to lack of an interpreter.

— BERNAMA

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