Appealing arson acquittal

22 06 2013

Back at the end of March, two red shirts who had been charged in the arson of the CentralWorld shopping complex in May 2010 were acquitted. Khaosod reports that the two men – Saichon Phaebua and Phinit Channarong – are to face court again as an appeal is made. Both men already spent more than two years in jail while awaiting trial.

It can be recalled that the Abhisit Vejjajiva regime had long claimed that the burning of the shopping mall was a planned act of red shirt defiance. The Democrat Party has continued to campaign against red shirts and the current government as aiding and abetting arsonists.

It remains unclear why the state is appealing given that the case it made against the two was so flimsy.


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