Court resumes reds' bail hearing
- Published: 22/08/2012 at 11:55 AM
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The Criminal Court has begun to examine five witnesses and a video clip brought by Yossawaris Chuklom, alias Jeng Dokchik, in his defence against against a petition for the revocation of bail granted to him and 23 other red-shirt leaders in terrorism-related case.
The five witnesses due to testify to the court today are: Thanis Thienthong, a deputy interior minister; Jarin Suankaew, secretary-general of the December 5 Foundation; Weng Tojirakarn, a Pheu Thai list MP and red-shirt leader; Pol Col Krailert Buakaew, deputy chief of the Metropolitan Police Division 1; and a man who was in he audience listening to Mr Yossawaris' speech, which allegedly attacked Constitution Court judges and independent organisations.
Mr Yossawaris said he was confident his witnesses and new evidence would be enough to prove he had no intention of inciting unrest. However, he was ready to accept the court's decision.
The Criminal Court on Aug 9 postponed until today its decision on whether to revoke the bail of 19 red-shirt leaders, including Jatuporn Prompan and Mr Yossawaris, for allegedly violating their bail conditions.
The court also put off the bail revocation hearing for five red-shirt co-leaders who are Pheu Thai list MPs until Nov 29 because they have parliamentary immunity while the House is in session.
They are Deputy Agriculture Minister Nattawut Saikuar, Weng Tojirakarn, Korkaew Pikulthong, Wihphuthalaeng Pattanaphumthai and Karun Hosakul.
The court was expected to deliver its decision on the 19 this afternoon.
A number of red shirts have gathered on the foot path opposite the Criminal Court across Ratchadapisek road. As prohibited by the court, they are not using a loud speaker.
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