THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Erawan Shrine bomber translator, running from drugs charges, arrested in Phuket

PHUKET: Police in Phuket have arrested Uzbekistan national Sirojiddin Bakhodirov who acted as translator for Adem Karadeg, the prime suspect in the Erawan Shrine bombing in Bangkok in August last year.

policecrimedrugsviolenceChinesemilitary
By Yutthawat Lekmak

Wednesday 12 October 2016, 02:16PM


Bakhodirov, 39, was wanted on an arrest warrant No 231/2559 issued by the International Criminal Court of Southern Bangkok on June 17, explained Lt Nuruwat Puttivero of the Phuket Tourist Police, who led the arrest.

The warrant was issued after Bakhodirov jumped bail while facing possession of marijuana charges in Bangkok.

Bakhodirov has consistently denied the charge, claiming that police officers planted the marijuana on him as punishment for helping Thailand’s Uighur community – an allegation that police have denied. (See story here.)

“Phuket Tourist Police arrested Bakhodirov, 39, at a location along Yaowarat Rd in Phuket Town at about 6pm yesterday (Oct 11),” Lt Nuruwat told The Phuket News.

“Police will send him back to Bangkok to face his charges there,” he said.

EPL Prediction Competition 2018-2019

The August 2015 bombing left 20 dead and at least 125 injured at Ratchawong Intersection in the heart of Bangkok in an unprecedented attack.

Two suspects accused of the carrying out the bombing were arrested by police in the days after the bombing and held in military custody. Both deny the charges.

More than a dozen ethnic Chinese tourists were among the dead when explosives in an abandoned backpack detonated in the Hindu shrine popular with tourists on Aug 17 last year.

The explosion came weeks after the military government forcibly repatriated 109 Uighurs to China, where rights activists says the Turkic-speaking Muslim minority face cultural and religious repression.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Joe12 | 12 October 2016 - 21:08:47

I am amazed that the media continues to repeat the propoganda claims of rights activists that links the Erawan Shrine bombing to the Uigers repatriation to both China and Turkey. Your propaganda report fails to mention that 172 were Turkish and they were repatriated back to Turkey. Not only that, but in February there was a double bombing just down the street in the Siam shopping district – both...

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phoenix finally risen from seabed

I wonder if anyone will learn from this: thai company with basic equipment = failure. Foreign compan...(Read More)


Tourist Police target rental operators over unlicensed tourists renting motorbikes

Gen Angkoon seems to think that Thais have harder heads or something as he says they're likely t...(Read More)


Ban on Loy Kratong lanterns near Phuket International Airport

Ban them kratongs everywhere! They cause environmental damage both on land and in the sea....(Read More)


Tourist Police target rental operators over unlicensed tourists renting motorbikes

Same coloured helmets, that will make revenue collection easier... but hey, think about hygiene, who...(Read More)


No passport required: Phuket Immigration confirms ‘passport on person’ not required despite ’Operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner’

There has never been any law in Thailand that says anyone needs to carry their passport. There IS a ...(Read More)


God is a DJ - A divine event at Dream Beach Club

I would never go into that place, a monstrosity of a building and blight on the beautiful Layan beac...(Read More)


Phuket van driver falls asleep at the wheel, slams into street lamp

I would also add that the Filipina was immediately drug and alcohol tested, her picture included in ...(Read More)


Thais arrested for charging ‘access fees’ to Freedom Beach

Paully, if stupid people want to pay 200B to enter a beach, that's their problem. Nothing wrong ...(Read More)


Phuket Marine Office urges water safety for Loy Krathong

Marine boat operators, don't worry, just hold your breath during 22 Nov only. '''Cap...(Read More)


Phuket officials unveil New Year ‘Seven Days’ road safety campaign strategy

Haha, the 2 times a year safety campaign as like people don't know to drive safe and sober! Str...(Read More)