Sonthiyan to face insurrection charge

Although the Criminal Court has ordered the release of Sonthiyan Chuenruthainaitham on Feb 17, the Centre for Maintaining Peace and Order will try keep him in detention by laying a charge of insurrection against him under Section 113 of the Criminal Code, Department of Special Investigation (DSI) chief Tarit Pengdith said on Thursday.

Mr Tarit, a member of  the CMPO, said Mr Sonthiyan is currently being detained on a charge of violating the emergency decree.

Although the court has ordered his release on Feb 17, Mr Sonthiyan is still wanted for insurrection under Section 113 of the Criminal Code.

The CMPO would on Feb 15 file treason charges against him and ask for court permission to detain him for 12 days at a time, and seek extensions, said Mr Tarit.

He said the insurrection charge carries a heavier penalty than breaking the emergency law.

The court will decide whether to  release him on bail, Mr Tarit added.

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Discussion 1 : 14/02/2014 at 06:03 PM
If you are caught in China with corruption you are a dead man
Discussion 2 : 14/02/2014 at 08:31 AM
Tarit should be charged with multiple accounts of malfeasance.
Discussion 3 : 13/02/2014 at 09:29 PM
The charge of insurrection is not ludicrous. Suthep and his underlings have been trying to destroy Thai democracy and replace it with an unelected council of 100 men. In your view this is nothing? I shake my head in disbelief at the readers here who so quickly throw out democarcy. I can only believe their country of origin has a very poor education system.
Discussion 4 : 13/02/2014 at 06:57 PM
I think it's clear that Mr. Tharit is abusing his authority to bully Sonthiyan. First charge him with breaking the emergency decree and that did't work, so now finding another ludicrous charge against him. I hope justice will continue to prevail. from iPhone application.
Discussion 5 : 13/02/2014 at 06:47 PM
If you are caught as a protest leader in S'pore, you are a dead man.
Discussion 6 : 13/02/2014 at 05:57 PM
Tarit is truly the shame of Thailand....But you will never beat the rightful people Tarit!

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