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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has revoked the passports of individuals who are wanted by authorities including anti coup activist Jakrapob Penkair.

Reports suggest Mr Jakrapob has been in Hong Kong since an arrest warrant was issued for his alleged involvement with war weapons. Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs Sihasak Phuangketkaew said that currently Thailand and Hong Kong have no extradition treaty but the two parties will hold talks to discuss whether the fugitive activist can be brought to stand trial in the kingdom.

On June 24th, Mr Jakrapob was also reportedly helping set up an anti-coup movement called the Organisation of Free Thais for Human Rights and Democracy (FT-HD).

Other individuals including former Pheu Thai Party leader and former Interior Minister Charupong Ruengsuwan, who is exiled abroad, and lese majeste suspects Chatwadee Amornpat and Attachai Anantamek are also affected.

Mr Sihasak stated that a passport can generally be revoked on the grounds of a pending criminal case and an arrest warrant. The decision followed the Royal Thai Police’s request to have the passports revoked.Passports of Mr Charupong, former Prime Minister’s Office Minister Jakrapob Penkair, former Pheu Thai MP Sunai Chulapongsathorn, Ms Chatvadee “Rose” Amornpat, Aekapob Luara alias Tang Archiva and red-shirt activist Atthachai Anantamek have been revoked since June 26.

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