PAD in the courts

15 10 2010

The Bangkok Post reports thatthe Criminal Court has “approved an application by the Crime Suppression Division for warrants for the arrest of five People’s Alliance for Democracy leaders over the blockade of Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports in late 2008. The five are Chaiwat Sinsuwong, Veera Somkwamkid, Somboon Thongburan, Tonfam Saeng-arthit and Somchai Wongwech. All of them are charged with illegal assembly, inciting unrest and other minor offences. Mr Chaiwat and Mr Veera are additionally charged with acts of terrorism.”

PAD lawyers have petitioned the court to have the warrants withdrawn.

Meanwhile, The Nation reports that General Pathompong Kesornsuk, a former Supreme Command adviser and who appeared, in uniform on the PAD stage, has “turned himself in to police to acknowledge charges related t the seizing of Bangkok airports in 2008.” With Sirilak Pongchok, he faces “three counts of charges related to the seizing of the Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Don Mueng Airport. Pathompong was charged with making public statement in violation of the Constitution; unlawful gathering with more than ten people intention to harm others or create turmoil, and violating the emergency decree. Sirilak was accused of unlawful gathering with more than 10 people.”



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3 01 2011
PAD and other nationalist rants on Cambodia | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] The group is led by Chaiwat Sinsuwong and Karun Sai-ngam. PPT readers may remember Chaiwat from this post in October where he was charged with various offenses, including “terrorism” as a PAD leader […]

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