Bail request for 11 Thai "red-shirt" suspects postponed for 10 days

10:48, June 17, 2010      

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A fresh request for bails for 11 anti-government "red-shirts" will be postponed for 10 days and the request will be submitted to the Criminal Court on June 26, their lawyer Karom Ponthaklang said on Wednesday.

The "red-shirts" will assess the situation prior to making the request for the bails, Karom said, the Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

On Tuesday the court denied the bails for the 11 "red shirts" charged with terrorism in connection with the recent "red-shirt" rallies in central Bangkok on fears they will flee.

Karom earlier said he would file a bail appeal on Wednesday, but changed his mind after paying a visit to Veera Musikhapong at the Bangkok Special Prison, the Bangkok Post's website reported.

After consulting with Veera, Karom said he decided not to file the appeal, but would instead submit the bail request on June 26 when the 12-day detention period ends and police seek court approval to detain them for another 12 days.

The 11 "red-shirts", including core leader Veera and Nathawut Saikua have been remanded for 12 days since Tuesday on the terrorism charges in connection with the recent anti-government rallies.

If the bail request is again denied, he would file an appeal with the Appeals Court, Karom said.

During the visit, Karom was accompanied by Veera's wife Sriwilai and Nathawut's wife Sirisakul.

The death toll from a series of violent clashes between the "red-shirt" protesters and troops during March 12 to May 19 in central Bangkok stood at 88 as some 1,885 others were wounded.

Source: Xinhua


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