Korkaew called to Monday hearing
- Published: 15/07/2012 at 02:22 PM
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The Criminal Court will hold a meeting of its judges handling the terrorism case against Pheu Thai Party list MP Korkaew Pikulthong on Monday to consider a petition seeking the withdrawal of his bail, chief justice Tawee Prachuaplarp said on Sunday.
The petition was filed by Democrat MP for Phatthalung Nipit Intarasombat on the grounds that Mr Korkaew had given interviews which could be construed as inciting unrest and showed aggression and hostility toward Constitution Court judges prior to Friday's ruling on the legality of the charter amendment bill.
Mr Tawee said Mr Korkaew would be summoned to explain. The judges would then hold a meeting to decide whether he had broken his bail conditions.
"If the petition is found to have grounds, they may decide to issue a warning or withdraw his bail," he said.
The decision would be made before Aug 1 when parliament convenes its ordinary session and Mr Korkaew will again be protected by parliamentary immunity.
"If Mr Korkaew does not show up as summoned, the court could go ahead and withdraw his bail," Mr Tawee said.
He said the judges would also take up for consideration whether other United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship leaders who had been freed on bail had broken their conditions for bail.
If the court withdraws Mr Korkaew's bail and the MP is put back in jail before Aug 1, Mr Tawee said he would be released when parliament reconvenes as required by Section 131 of the constitution, unless the House speaker gave permission for the MP's detention to continue.
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