Jeng's bail decision Sept 28

The Criminal Court said on Tuesday it will rule on Friday whether it will allow bail for red-shirt Yossawaris Chuklom, alias Jeng Dokchik.

Winyat Chartmontree, a lawyer for the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship, filed a second request with the court seeking Mr Yossawaris' release on bail. He offered 600,000 bail as surety. The first application was rejected.

Mr Yossawaris testified before the court today. He admitted that he broke his bail conditions and promised not to repeat the mistake.

He said he had sent a letter of appology to Constitution Court judges and published it in two newspapers for three consecutive days.

The court scheduled Sept 28 to decide whether to grant bail to Mr Yossawaris.

Of the 19 UDD leaders charged with terrorism, only Mr Yossawaris had his bail revoked by the court for criticising the Constitution Court for ordering parliament on June 1 to postpone the third reading of the charter amendment bill.

In his speech to a red-shirt rally, he attacked Constitution Court judges and revealed personal information about them, including their telephone numbers, and urged the demonstrators to call them.

The Criminal Court ruled that his action as well as his voice, facial expressions and gestures showed that he intended to incite hatred of the court.

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