Further updated: DSI boringly predictable

16 03 2011

The Nation reports that the “Department of Special Investigation will submit a request to the Criminal Court to revoke the bail of seven red-shirt leaders after they allegedly violated their bail conditions at a rally on Saturday, the DSI said yesterday.” Why? Because the seven are said to have made “statements on stage calling for unrest or provocative acts that could lead to violation of the law…”.

The DSI boss Tharit Pengdit claims, for the umpteenth time, that these red shirts should be locked up yet again.

The DSI is entirely predictable; boringly so.

Update 1 : MCOT reports that DSI chief Tharit has now “petitioned the Criminal Court to revoke bail for the seven Red Shirt leaders on grounds that they broke the conditions set by the court when they joined the rally on March 12.”

Natthawut Saikua, Weng Tojirakan, Korkaew Pikulthong, Kwanchai Praipana, Yoswaris Chuklom also known as Jeng Dokchik, Nisit Sinthuprai and Wiphuthalaeng Pattanaphumthai were bailed recently and “forbidden from leaving Thailand without court permission and join any political gathering to incite chaos.” Tharit claims the “seven UDD leaders had joined the demonstration on March 12 at Democracy Monument and were breaking the law by joining the demonstration that blocked traffic lanes, causing inconvenience to motorists, schoolchildren and the general public.” He says they also “violated the court’s conditions by being on stage and addressing the Red Shirt supporters using words to incite unrest, encouraging the public to commit crimes and disparaging Thailand’s legal procedures and insulting government officials…”.

Tharit  wants their bail withdrawn and the court is considering whether to accept the DSI petition.

Update 2: Bangkok Post reports that the “Criminal Court on Wednesday dismissed a Department of Special Investigation (DSI) petition for the cancellation of bail granted to seven United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) leaders, reasoning that the request should be instead submitted by the prosecution.” Tharit said he would submit the petition through special cases prosecutors, adding: “I am not disappointed.  I don’t think it’s a loss of face.  I am only performing my duty.  No matter through which channel, we have confidence in our evidence…”.



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16 03 2011
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