DSI again seeks 19 arrest warrants

The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) on Thursday asked the Criminal Court to approve warrants for the arrest of 19 leading members of the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC).

This is the DSI's second attempt to get court approval to issue arrest warrants for the group. Its first attempt was rejected.All 19 are wanted on charges of obstructing the election and violating the emergency decree.

Phayathai police investigator Pol Maj Teppitak Saengkla and DSI special cases specialist Pol Maj Yuthana Praedam said that additional evidence was attached to the second request.

The 19 PDRC leaders are Suthep Thaugsuban, Sathit Wongnongtoey, Chumpol Julasai, Putthipong Punnakant, Issara Somchai, Withaya Kaewparadai, Thaworn Senneam, Nathapol Teepsuwan, Akanat Promphan, Anchalee Paireerak, Nitithorn Lamlua, Uthai Yodmanee, Saemdin Lertbut, Gen Preecha Iamsuphan, Ratchayut Sirayothinpakdi or Amorn Amornratananont, Kittichai Saisa-ard, Samran Rodphet, Sonthiyan Chuenrithainaitham and Pansuwan Na Kaew.

The court is considering the DSI's application.

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Discussion 1 : 31/01/2014 at 10:34 AM
arrests overdue
Discussion 2 : 31/01/2014 at 04:58 AM
Pongpatch, and the madman from the south is running around like a chicken with its head cut off, shifting the goal posts every day all in the name of his own self interest. At least there was stability under Thaksin, the greedy rich "High So" were loosing their power over the less fortunate members of the Thai community.....................slavery was on the way out in Thailand and that is what the DEM's were afraid of. Because they think that they are born to rule.
Discussion 3 : 31/01/2014 at 12:35 AM
OK.. So you Thai's all vote on Feb 2nd... And the PT party wins again by doing what they do, vote buying, mulitple votes, etc etc.. .. Then I would like to see what you all will do?... Civil War is next?.. Come on people.. I think most are saying they want ppl to vote, but in the current situation, even if you all did vote, it would be flawed... Why not give time to clean up the mess and give all new candidates time to speak out and let the people know what they stand for... ?? Maybe 4- 6 months of political campaigning? What is wrong with that? The PT wants everyone to rush in vote so they can win another election. Can anyone see that?
Discussion 4 : 30/01/2014 at 08:36 PM
Electoral sabotage and the court not wants them to be arrested? What kind of country is this?
Discussion 5 : 30/01/2014 at 08:29 PM
And what change might that be ?. As only Pheu-Thai are in the race, things will go back exactly as they were before the protests started. Reform then a new government under new rules : it's the only way your 'change' is going to happen.
Discussion 6 : 30/01/2014 at 07:21 PM
If you are the leader of a group that has blocked me from voting in a legally & properly declared election while under a "cease & desist" emergency decree, then a warrant for your arrest is certainly warranted! That, my friend, is simply the law & your dislike of TS, YS or PT is Not a legitimate excuse.
Discussion 7 : 30/01/2014 at 07:17 PM
Poor Tarit, he will get his nose rubbed in it once more...
Discussion 8 : 30/01/2014 at 06:37 PM
Vote Thailand Vote exercise your right. Be right by Voting for change. True citizens of Thailand VOTE show the complainers that you can exercise change by the VOTE not by blocking your RIGHT TO VOTE
Discussion 9 : 30/01/2014 at 06:35 PM
How many arrest warrants do they have already ? Do they really think the protesters care ? To be fair, they must ask for 500,000 arrest warrants, at least. And on Sunday, maybe for a few million arrest warrants. Maybe 1 million will show up at the DSI and commit their crimes to Khun Tarit.
Discussion 10 : 30/01/2014 at 06:08 PM
hurry up the nation is about to collapse now, and the Thief at Dubai is hungry for power. and hope he will keep all their Red Terrors alive.
Discussion 11 : 30/01/2014 at 06:06 PM
Declaring an unwarranted emergency decree against peaceful protestors, then using it to put your political enemies in prison. Hitler would have been proud. Tarit should go take a look in those cells : people like him often end up there one day.
Discussion 12 : 30/01/2014 at 06:03 PM
And what exactly will happen if the court decides to grant these arrest warrants? Some well-known fugitives run around for years without ever being arrested. Or they hide in their own house and the police do not find them.
Discussion 13 : 30/01/2014 at 05:56 PM
They have provided more than enough evidence to date . Stop buggering around, just nip out and arrest them, making sure that ole slippery (Suthep) gets nabbed first, before his thugs can hide him.

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