Ruling on emergency law Friday

The Civil Court on Thursday said it will decide on Friday whether it will order a temporary injunction against the enforcement of the emergency decree.

The petition was filed last week by Thaworn Senneam , a co-leader of the People's Democratic Reform Committee. It asked the court to hold an urgent hearing to rule whether it should issue an injunction order against the decree and also sought the revocation of the law.

The court agreed to urgently deliberate the PDRC's request on Thursday afternoon for an injunction against the decree to protect the protesters. It heard witness testimony from Mr Thaworn and former National Security Council chief Thawil Pliensri and scheduled tomorrow at 3pm to announce its decision. 

Named as defendants in the petition are caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, caretaker Labour Minister Chalerm Yubamrung, director of the Centre for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO), and national police chief Pol Gen Adul Saengsingkaew, the CMPO's chief of operations. 

The court has set Feb 6 for questioning of the three defendants and the petitioner, starting at 9am.   

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