B68m granted for red shirts' release
- Published: 8 Jul 2012 at 21.41
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The cabinet has approved the Justice Ministry’s request for an additional 68.2 million baht from the central fund to bail out red shirts being detained at various prisons for offences related to political violence in 2010, the director-general of the Rights and Liberties Protection Department said on Sunday.
The approval came after the ministry’s Justice Fund had spent all of its 43.8 million baht approved by the cabinet in January to bail out the red shirts still in detention, as suggested by the Truth for Reconciliation Commission (TRC), set up by the Democrat-led government following the 2010 political havoc.
Pittaya Jinawat said the approval would allow the ministry to assure the opposition Democrat Party that other applicants seeking help from the Justice Fund will not be affected because the government had set aside a special budget from the central fund for the red shirts’ bail applications.
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