Suthep asks to postpone indictment

People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) leader Suthep Thaugsuban has sought another postponement, until March 13, of the order he report to the prosecution for indictment on charges of murder and attempted murder in connection with the crackdown on red-shirt protesters during the 2010 political violence, reports said.

More than 90 people died in the violence and hundreds were injured.

Mr Suthep and former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva are co-defendants in the case.  Mr Abhisit has been indicted but Mr Suthep's indictment has already been postponed three times.

He was due to report to the Office of the Attorney General today, Thursday.

Mr Suthep assigned a lawyer to submit a request for another postponement, until March 13, explaining that he was still busy leading the political protests demanding the caretaker prime minister's resignation and reforms before an election.

Nanthasak Poonsuk, chief of the Special Cases Litigation Office, said he would ask Department of Special Investigation investigators to issue a summons for Mr Suthep to report to the OAG.

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Discussion 1 : 14/02/2014 at 01:39 AM
It's now Friday 14Febuary, I'm still waiting. Was he let off again??
Discussion 2 : 13/02/2014 at 09:25 PM
This is just ridiculous. If the opposition does not have better, more capable and ethical leaders, it is no wonder that they do not win elections and do not even dare participating in elections.
Discussion 3 : 13/02/2014 at 07:29 PM
This one who's permanent barking; down with dictatorship and corruption in Thailand needs of course an elite treatment cause he's all above the Thai law. Laws are for poor people only.
Discussion 4 : 13/02/2014 at 03:36 PM
No worries, he can't make a run.
Discussion 5 : 13/02/2014 at 03:34 PM
Governments are elected to govern. Suthep is just another Thai national who should not receive any favours above the poorest rice farmer. Arrest him, show the people of Thailand that Suthep is not above the law and rid the streets of Bangkok of a person who has for far too long upset the lives and incomes of many thousands of law abiding citizens.

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