A Bangkok Post report confirms that the judiciary remains the current royalist weapon of choice in the ongoing war against red shirts. It states that the:
Criminal Court is issuing issue summonses for Pheu Thai party-list MP Korkaew Pikulthong and 20 other core members of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship to appear for questioning on Aug 9, Chief Justice Tawee Prachuaplarp said on Monday.
Tawee has states that he is demanding this following “a petition filed by Democrat Party MP for Phatthauling Nipit Intarasombat…”.
Nipit’s call is based on Korkaew’s alleged “inciting unrest by calling on his supporters to sieze the Constitution Court judges if they ruled in favour of the petitions against the charter amendment bill.”
A court working group has apparently already agreed that Korkaew “might have broken his bail conditions.” The court has also issued orders for 20 others to show up to be investigated:
Another summons will also be issued for 20 other UDD core members, including Veerakarn Musikhapong, Arisman Pongruangrong, and Nattawut Saikuar, to also report for questioning on Aug 9 because they had acted in a similar way to Mr Korkaew, Mr Tawee said.
The picture of continuing harassment is clear. The role of the judiciary as a tool of the royalist elite is also clear.