Who gets bail? PAD does

12 04 2013

It is reported that public prosecutors have indicted a further eight members of the People’s Alliance for Democracy on conspiracy charges in connection with the seizures of two Bangkok airports in 2008. At The Nation it is stated that those indicted included singers, generals, NGO activists and the deputy leader of the New Politics Party.

The report says that they “are charged with assembling with more than 10 people to instigate unrest, teaming up to take over and hide in the premises of others, using force and conspiring with more than two people to violate orders issued under the security law.” Recall that hundreds of red shirts were arrested for violating an emergency decree and many of them have already been in prison for about three years.

Double standards? Of course it is, and this point is emphasized when all the PAD lot get bail.
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The Criminal Court is apparently scheduling a “first hearing on April 29, which is the same day that the case against PAD leaders Chamlong Srimuang, Sondhi Limthongkul and 75 others would be heard in connection with the occupation of Don Mueang Airport and Suvarnabhumi Airport.”

Interestingly, the funds used for bail were “provided by the Justice Ministry to post Bt600,000 bail for each of six suspects,” while two others used different means to get bail.


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13 04 2013
12 11 2013
Running to the king | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] the ever-grinning political manipulator, Dhamma Army boss, PAD leader and former Major-General, Chamlong Srimuang, who led the airport occupations in 2008; PAD’s Somkiat Pongpaibul, who was once a Democrat […]

12 11 2013
Running to the king | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] the ever-grinning political manipulator, Dhamma Army boss, PAD leader and former Major-General, Chamlong Srimuang, who led the airport occupations in 2008; PAD’s Somkiat Pongpaibul, who was once a Democrat Party […]