Hearing in Daranee Charnchoengsilpakul’s case tomorrow

16 10 2011

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At 9 a.m. on Monday, 17 October 2011, the comment by the Constitutional Court on the case of Daranee Charnchoengsilpakul will be read and acted upon in the Criminal Court on Ratchadaphisek Road in Bangkok.

PPT calls on all interested and available parties to go observe the hearing and lend support to Khun Da.

The Constitutional Court comment was released as a PDF on the court’s website in late July 2011. At that time, PPT highlighted the crucial questions at stake in relation to the decision, which was rather bizarre and repressive, even for the Thai  (in)justice system. As we noted then, what makes this comment so significant is that it is about the whether or not it is Constitutional for a person to be tried in secret.   Secret trials are not unusual  in lese majeste cases, as was affirmed several days ago.

PPT will be watching the actions of the Criminal Court carefully. What actions will they take, or not take, on the basis of the comment by the Constitutional Court?


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