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    Suspects of the August 17 Bangkok blast, referred to as Yusufu Mieraili (2nd L), and Bilal Mohammed (also known as Adem Karadag), are escorted by soldiers and prison officers as they leave the military court in Bangkok, Thailand, November 24, 2015

    Thailand Military Court Charges Bangkok Bombing Suspects

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    A military tribunal in Bangkok on Tuesday indicted two men for organizing and executing a bombing in August in the Thai capital, local media reported on Tuesday.

    BANGKOK (Sputnik) On August 17, an explosion in the Erawan Shrine in central Bangkok killed 20 people, including foreign tourists, and injured over 100.

    According to the Khao Sod newspaper, two Uighur men, Mohammad Bilal and Yusufu Mieraili, were charged with 10 offenses, including exploding a device in a public place and murder, but not with terrorism.

    The investigators reportedly believe that the motive behind the bombing was an act of revenge on Thai police for their dismantling of an illegal network that facilitated migration of Uighurs from China through Thailand.

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