Lawyer to submit appeal against Thaksin's arrest warrant

13:56, May 26, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

A lawyer of Thailand's former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra said Wednesday he will submit an appeal against the Criminal Court's approval of terrorism arrest warrant against Thaksin.

Phichit Chuenban said he will submit the appeal to the Criminal Court later Wednesday.

The Criminal Court Tuesday backed a warrant to arrest Thaksin on terrorism charges after a request from the Department of Special Investigation (DSI).

In its judicial decision, the court found sufficient evidence to suspect Thaksin's involvement in terror activities.

The three key provisions refer to terrorism-related offenses, including the use of force to endanger life and freedom, causing the destruction of public transport systems and inflicting serious harm to the economy with the aim to pressure the government.

The DSI sought the warrant after the anti-government Red-shirts, to whom Thaksin was widely believed to be the leader de-facto, clashed with the troops and launched arson attacks after their leaders announced end of their rally on May 19.

Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban said on Wednesday that the arrest warrant is justified since DSI had submitted video footage backing the charges to the Criminal Court, and DSI chief Tharit Pengdit, his deputy and investigator testified before the court.

The Red-shirts staged a rally since March 12 in Bangkok, pressure the government led by Abhisit Vejjajiva to dissolve the parliament. They had occupied the central business zone in the capital city for more than one month before the troops began to sealed the zone off on May 13 and to disperse them on May 19.

There had been 88 dead, 1,885 injured and 17 still in ICU in the clashes between the Red-shirts and the security forces since March 12, said the Public Health Ministry Monday.

Source: Xinhua


  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • A visitor has flying experience in the windmill castle of Jinshitan National Holiday resort in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 27, 2011. The castle is a 23-meter-high building with 21 meters in diameter. The castle uses wind tunnel to make objects floating in the air. It is the first indoor stadium in China, which enables people to have flying experience. (Xinhua/Zhang Chunlei)
  • An Indian artist colours clay idols of Goddess Durga for the upcoming Durga Puja festival in Calcutta, capital of eastern Indian state West Bengal on Sept. 27, 2011. The festival celebrates the homecoming of Mother Goddess Durga and the victory of good over evil, dramatized by the goddess' demolition of the evil buffalo demon, Mahishasura. (Xinhua/Tumpa Mondal)
  • A model presents a creation of new upcoming designer Sergei Grinko at the Milan Fashion Week Women's Wear Spring/Summer 2012 in Milan, northern Italy, Sept. 27, 2011. The Milan fashion week closed on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Wang Qingqin)
  • Yu Guangyao (2nd R), president of Shanghai Shentong Metro Co., Ltd, bows his apology at a press conference on the subway trains collision accident happened Tuesday afternoon, in east China's Shanghai Municipality, Sept. 27, 2011. By 8:30 p.m. (1230 GMT) Tuesday, a total of 271 injured people in the accident have received medical treatment in hospitals, among them 180 have been dispatched. Other 61 injured people are still in hospital, in which 30 are under emergency observations. No critical injuries have been reported. (Xinhua/Chen Fei)
  • Children visit the Confucian temple in Tainan, southeast China's Taiwan, Sept. 27, 2011. A ceremony will be held at the temple to commemorate Confucius (551-479 BC) on Sept. 28, the birthday of the ancient Chinese thinker and educationist and the annual Teacher's Day of Taiwan in honor of him. (Xinhua/Ren Zhenglai)
  • Fourth-grader Ma Lianghai (left) and third-grader Ma Linxiang are engrossed in their work during art class at Zhaojia Elementary School in Dongxiang, Gansu province, on Sept 18. (Photo by Xu Jingxing/China Daily)
Hot Forum Discussion