Petitions against ISA, rally rejected
- Published: 7/08/2013 at 04:17 PM
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The Constitution Court on Wednesday refused to accept for consideration a petition asking it to order the lifting of the Internal Security Act and to rule whether the cabinet had violated Section 68 of the charter by imposing the ISA in three Bangkok districts from Aug 1-10.
The petition also asked the court to ban the prime minister and cabinet members from politics for five years and dissolve the Pheu Thai and other coalition parties for the imposition of the ISA.
The petition was filed by a group of people led by Saman Sri-ngam.
The court rejected the case, ruling that the cabinet had acted lawfully.
The Constitution Court also rejected a petition filed by Malairak Thongchai, core member of the People's Radio Media for Democracy, that it rule whether the People's Force for Democracy to Overthrow Thaksinism (Pefot) had broken the constitution by planning to lay siege to parliament on Aug 7, and to order Pefot to call off its protest rally.
The court ruled that Pefot had exercised rights under the constitution to stage a peaceful rally and had not violated Section 68 of the charter.
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