Worachet’s attack update

9 03 2012

The twins who attacked and beat Nitirat’s Worachet Pakeerut on 29 February have been rushed through the courts after they confessed on 1 March and are now sentenced on 8 March. Is that a record for the Thai police and judiciary? Questions might also be raised about the sentence given.

A photo doing the rounds of red shirt media and blogs

MCOT News reports that the Dusit District Court sentenced Supot and Supat Silarat to 6 months imprisonment.

The court decided to halve their sentence 3 months in jail each without suspension because they confessed.

Supot got an extra 7 months “as a repeat offender for violating the Arms Act” on suspended sentence.

Their family immediately “sought a court order for their temporary release on bail and posted Bt50,000 cash each as collateral for the case.” The court reportedly rejected this request, “citing their rough behaviour and violation of the law. The court therefore upheld their jail terms without suspension.”

The men, both known thugs, have made it clear that they attacked Worachet because they reject any discussion of the reform of the notorious lese majeste law.

Record speed through the courts. Why would that be?


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10 03 2012
Updated: Newin, Japanese porn and Buriram politics « Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] link. This most serious link was reported a few days ago in Prachatai, referring to one of the thuggish twins Supot and Supat Silarat who were kind of jailed for bashing Nitirat activist Worachet […]

10 03 2012
Updated: Newin, Japanese porn and Buriram politics « Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] link. This most serious link was reported a few days ago in Prachatai, referring to one of the thuggish twins Supot and Supat Silarat who were kind of jailed for bashing Nitirat activist Worachet […]

18 08 2012
Taking aim at Nitirat « Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] Members of Nitirat, who have argued for constitutional change and amending the lese majeste law, have good reason to be suspicious following the attack on Worachet in February by thugs who happen to be weapons “enthusiasts” and have been photographed as snipers and compared to Army marksmen in some photos. […]

18 08 2012
Taking aim at Nitirat « Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] Members of Nitirat, who have argued for constitutional change and amending the lese majeste law, have good reason to be suspicious following the attack on Worachet in February by thugs who happen to be weapons “enthusiasts” and have been photographed as snipers and compared to Army marksmen in some photos. […]