The PDRC strongly condemns the use of weapons of war, including M-79s, against unarmed citizens exercising their constitutional right to peacefully express political views different from those who claim to exercise administrative power. Once again, we reiterate our call to the authorities to swiftly bring the perpetrators to justice. We have repeated this request since the attacks on Ramkhamhaeng University students in November 2013, to no avail. The current death toll of anti-government demonstrators stands at 25 with over 700 injured.
May our fallen friends rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with their loved ones and also with the injured and their families.
update : they try to start arrest tonight, as when no security guard around the leader.
The Criminal Court endorsed the issuance of arrest warrants against 30 core members of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee and the Network of Students and People for the Reform of Thailand.
The court however dismissed the Department of Special Investigation’s request for the arrest warrants of 13 other core members on the ground that they have already been indicted and are currently freed on bail.
Facing the arrest are Sathit Wongnongtoei, Chumpol Julasai, Putthipong Punnakan, Issara Somchai, Witthaya Kaewparadai, Thavorn Senniam, Natthapol Teepsuwan, Aekkanat Promphan, Nitithorn Lumlua, Uthai Yodmanee, General Preecha Iamsuwan, Yossak Kosaikanont, Pol Lt-Col Supawat Supiyapanich, Ms Chitpas Kridagara, Sombat Thamrongtunyawong, Chermsak Pinthong, Seri Wongmontha, Kittisak Prokkati, Thanom Onkatepol, Buddha Isara, Satish Segal, Komsan Thongsiri, Munman Kakandee, Prakobkit Inthong, Nasser Yeema, Pansuwan Na Kaew, Mrs Rangsima Rodrasamee, Mrs Taya Teepsuwan, Air Marshal Watchara Ruetthakanee and Admiral Aekachai Suwanparb.
The court however warned the police and DSI that they were empowered to detain the 30 suspects for a period deemed necessary to indict them in the court.
Earlier, DSI chief Tarit Pengdit said that the Arintharat special police force and police paratroopers would be deployed to arrest the protest leaders once the court endorsed their arrest warrants.
CAPO Statement No.5 : Prohibiting broadcasting or assisting leaders of the PDRC
May, 9 2014,
At 16.00 hrs., the Center for the Administration of Peace and Order (CAPO) informed the press on the CAPO statement number 5:
The CAPO is a special body established under the 2008 Internal Security Act on Bangkok and the vicinity with a duty to maintain peace and order in all dimensions by integrating forces with the military, the police and the government agencies concerned. It has been already clear that Mr.Suthep Thaugsuban and leaders of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) have violated the law continuously in several cases. Recently, the Office of the Attorney-General has issued prosecution orders against 51 person in various severe cases such as instigating the public to violate the law and obstructing the election.
Following the threat of leaders of the PDRC on executives and directors of television channel 3,5,7,9, and NBT to not broadcast statements or news of the government but to only broadcast the PDRC demonstrations, the CAPO has instructed executives, directors, and owners of every radio and television broadcasting stations to not respond to demands of the PDRC other wise they will face with legal actions both in crime and civil aspects.
Following the prosecution orders by the Office of the Attorney-General on Mr.Suthep and his fellows which most of the cases are related to the money laundering, the CAPO has instructed the Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) to take legal action and proceed with the seize the assets of Mr.Suthep and other offenders.
The CAPO was received an information that tonight, there will be a group of people attempting to commit an incident in various protest sites, the CAPO urges to public to not join the demonstrations or to travel close to the sites for the own safety.