Ten more persons including key members of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) ‘Yellow Shirts’ were indicted Thursday in connection with the seizure of Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi airports in 2008.

Among those indicted included former foreign minister Kasit Piromya, former armed forces chief advisor retired Gen Pathompong Kesornsuk, a former Thai ambassador to the US Surapong Jayanama and Dr Tul Sitthisomwong, a leader of the multi-colored shirt group.

They have been charged with terrorism, violation of the emergency decree and illegal assembly of more than 10 people intending to cause turmoil in the country while blockading the main airports between November 24 and December 3, 2008.

The latest group of 10 people indicted brings the total, including those charged earlier, to 83. Top PAD leaders Sondhi Limthongkul, retired Maj-Gen Chamlong Srimuang, Piphop Thongchai, Somsak Kosaisuk, Suriyasai Katasila, and Somkiat Pongpaiboon have already been indicted.

The Criminal Court has scheduled the first hearing on April 29.

All 10 were temporarily released on bail after Phuangthip Boonsanong, a lawyer representing the PAD, submitted a 60,000 Baht bail application for three of them. The other six used their positions as collateral and another used a title deed.