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28 July 2006 :: 12:07:41 pm 30142

Election Commissioners On Their Way To Provincial Jail

The three former election commissioners face the possibility of spending a night in a provincial jail, as they get set to travel from their cell in Bangkok Remand Prison to Nakhon Si Thammarat Prison where they will await trial on August 8th.
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   The three in question, Vasana Puemlarp, Prinya Nakchudtree and Virachai Naewboonnien, have been summoned by Nakhon Si Thammarat Provincial Court to hear the Supreme Court’s ruling on whether to relocate their criminal trial from the southern province to the capital.

   Charupat Ruangsuwan, a former election commissioner, will attend the trial as a defendant. He resigned in May just escaping the malfeasance lawsuit that was filed by the Democrat Party deputy secretary general Thaworn Senniam.

   On Tuesday, Mr. Thaworn won a guilty verdict against the three afore mentioned former election commissioners.

   The lower and Supreme court have both turned down the three former commissioner’s request for bail and remanded them into the custody of the correctional authorities. The three, as well as Mr. Charupat, are fighting the case
filed by Prayad Semapat, former mayor of Tambon Pak Nakhon municipality.
 
   Mr. Prayad claims that the four in question are guilty of dereliction of duty for nullifying his election victory one day after the one year deadline. Last month, the four petitioned the Supreme Court to move the trial. The high court has instructed the provincial to read its decision on August 8th.

   The son of one of Prinya Nakchudtree still hopes that his father will be shown mercy from the courts and be allowed out on bail.

   The son of former commissioner Parinya Nakchatree, still hopes that his father will be shown mercy from the Criminal Court and be let out on bail.

   Mr. Waravee Nakchatree , the son of Mr. Parinya, said that he has come up with one million baht to bail out his father. He said that his lawyer has submitted a letter to ask for mercy from the courts. He claimed that his father has devoted himself to the country and has never done any thing detrimental.

   He said that he will ask for help from prosecuting attorney officials on composing his request, adding that he will attach documents issued by a doctor in order to confirm that his father is sick from allergy.

   Meanwhile, the Democrat Party said it will not withdraw its lawsuit out of fear that the public may believe that they are in collusion with the accused election commissioners.

   Telephone calls have flooded the party’s office with people saying that if the Party withdraws the suit, they will not vote for them, and that they would view it as match fixing.

   Thepthai Senpong, a spokesman for the Democrat Party‘s election office, said both the party leader, Abhisit Vejjajiva, and secretary-general, Suthep Thaugsuban, agreed not to withdraw the case but fight it to the end.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Politics News

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