The "terrorism" charge against Thaksin Shinawatr carries the death sentence for anyone found guilty -- under Article 135 of Thailand's Criminal Code.
Thaksin promptly reacted with a firm denial. He said back in 1976, authorities charged anyone against the government as a "communist." Now, it's "terrorist" instead.
Of course, upon closer scrutiny, it's not that simple. The parallel the former premier tries to draw between the "victims" of past political upheavals and those involved in the "Burn Down Bangkok" turmoil isn't all that convincing.