DSI to seek arrest warrant for Suthep on 99 counts of murder


BANGKOK, 2 March 2014  The DSI will ask the criminal court to issue an arrest warrant for Suthep Thuagsuban on multiple charges of murder during the 2010 demonstrations, says DSI chief Tharit Pengdit. 

The DSI Director-General yesterday reported on the progress of the case of civilian deaths, saying department officers will on March 4 seek an arrest warrant from the Criminal Court for Suthep Thuagsuban, former Deputy Prime Minister and Director of the Emergency Situation Management Center, for being involved in the deaths.

The arrest warrant will be secured to bring Mr. Suthep to hear the Attorney General Office’s charges, not for questioning. Mr. Suthep will not be allowed to post bail with officers, but can request bail from the court. In addition, the Center for Maintaining Peace and Order has instructed the DSI to issue summons for over 50 other PDRC leaders ordering them to appear to hear their charges within 10 days.

Mr. Tharit affirmed that the DSI was not just issuing summons for the two PDRC leaders who blew whistles at Khunying Pojaman, but for all of the PDRC leaders who broke the law.