thai pbs –
Party spokesperson Chavanond Intarakomalsoot and protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban are scheduled to appear at the Criminal Court tomorrow on the first hearing of the murder trial for their involvement in the government suppression of rioters in 2010.
They were earlier scheduled to appear at the court on October 31 but was put off to December 12 when the Parliament held a special session to debate the controversial amendment to the Constitution regarding the composition of the Senate.
The spokesman said the party leader would appear at the court tomorrow as he was confident of his innocence in enforcing the law during the riot.
Meanwhile protest leader Suthep would ask the court to adjourn the hearing of the case to other date.
At the same time a red-shirt leader Supporn Attawong, now deputy secretary-general of the Prime Minister, said he was asking the Department of Special Investigation to protest granting bail for Abhisit and Suthep at tomorrow’s hearing as he feared that if both had the chance to return to power, they would again abuse the power to take revenge on the red-shirt people.
Abhisit was then prime minister during the 2010 riot and Suthep was deputy prime minister in charge of the Center for Resolution of Emergency Situation.