Red-shirt ruling deferred to April 30

Red-shirt ruling deferred to April 30

Veerakarn Musikapong, centre, arrives at the Supreme Court on Sept 23, 2019 to hear the ruling on the 2007 protest outside the home of the then Privy Council president Prem Tinsulanonda. The court on Thursday again deferred judgement, to April 30, when bailed defendant Nopparoot Worachitwutthikul failed to appear. (Photo by Patipat Janthong)
Veerakarn Musikapong, centre, arrives at the Supreme Court on Sept 23, 2019 to hear the ruling on the 2007 protest outside the home of the then Privy Council president Prem Tinsulanonda. The court on Thursday again deferred judgement, to April 30, when bailed defendant Nopparoot Worachitwutthikul failed to appear. (Photo by Patipat Janthong)

The Supreme Court again deferred its ruling on the case against seven red-shirt leaders charged for their violent protest outside the home of the late Privy Council president Prem Tinsulanonda in 2007, after one of them failed to turn up on Thursday.

The court on Thursday was scheduled to pass final judgement on Veerakarn Musikapong, Nattawut Saikuar, Vipoothalaeng Pattanapoomthai and Weng Tojirakarn, of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship, and Nopparoot Worachitwutthikul, Veerasak Hemathulin and Wanchai Naputtha.  

However, Mr Nopparoot was absent. His wife and guarantor, Sirisakul Saikuar, said he had moved to a new address and she had not been able to reach him.

The court then postponed the ruling to April 30.


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