Thaksin again petitions prosecutors for fair treatment

Thaksin again petitions prosecutors for fair treatment

Lese Majoreste Charge is allegedly influenced by revolution officials by some lawmakers.

Thaksin again petitions prosecutors for fair treatment
One morning after his launch on parole, past leading Thaksin Shinawatra travels in a chair to the Office of the Attorney-General on February 19 for questioning in the der majoreste case. ( TV screenshot )

Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s attorneys have filed a second petition for fair treatment in the der majoreste case, alleging that investigators had been influenced, according to advised resources, in which case he may get indicted next year.

According to sources at the Office of the Attorney-General ( OAG ), in the petition, interrogators handling the case were under the influence of powerful people because the lese majoreste complaint had been submitted following the National Council for Peace and Order’s ( NPC ) military coup on May 22, 2014.

The right to question witnesses and gather information was not available to interviewers. They had been content to&nbsp, force from those in power at the time, according to the complaint.

The event concerned Thaksin’s meeting in Seoul in 2015. He did n’t mention the high institution in the interview, nor did he use any insulting or hateful words. So, he should not be considered as having breached Part 112 of the Criminal Code, the der guess law, according to the complaint.

Late last month the solicitor- general&nbsp, announced his decision to prosecute paroled Thaksin&nbsp, in the case. The accusation was postponed to June 18 as Thaksin had Covid- 19 therefore, according to his specialists.

On Feb 19 this month Thaksin&nbsp, filed an earlier plea for good cure in the case, the day after he was paroled.

In an interview with the North Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo on May 21, 2015, Thaksin is accused of defaming the king, claiming that senior council members supported the revolution that overthrew his younger girl Yingluck Shinawatra’s government in 2014.

Gen Udomdej Sitabutr, the therefore assistant defense secretary in Gen Prayut Chan- o cha’s military government, made the initial complaint about the meeting in 2015.

The Judge Advocate General’s Department received an order from Gen Udomdej to take legal actions against Thaksin. The OAG filed a complaint a few days later. The Criminal Court approved the trial’s case in 2015, and Thaksin, who was still away and did n’t make his return until August of last year, was given an arrest warrant.

The remarks made during the meeting, according to authorities, were in contravention of Segment 112 of the Criminal Code, also known as the lese-majeste laws, as well as the Computer Crimes Act.

On May 29, OAG official Prayut Phetcharakhun reported that attorney-general Amnat Chetcharoenrak made the decision to prosecute Thaksin on both claims, as officers had suggested.

According to Mr. Prayut, Thaksin is accused of computer crime stemming from his placing data inside a computer program that was deemed a threat to national security. Because Thaksin’s attorney provided a health certificate proving that his customer had Covid-19 and needed to rest, they were unable to prosecute him at the time. He sought a postponement&nbsp, until June 15.

Mr. Prayut claimed that the former prime minister should show up at the OAG at 9am on June 18 to start the indictment approach.