February 12, 2024 – In front of the Ministry of Justice building, Chaengwattana Road, Bangkok, the Thailand Reform Students Network (CDC), the Center for People Protecting Institutions (CDC), and together with the Dhamma Army came to present Letter opposing the suspension of the sentence of Mr. Thaksin Shinawatra, former prime minister. The crowd stated that they would like to meet with Pol. Col. Thawee Sodsong, Minister of Justice, to object to Thaksin Shinawatra’s sentence being suspended. After midnight on February 17, 2024, as shown in the news And I know that today the Director-General of the Department of Corrections will bring the names of 1,000 people who have been suspended this month, which will include Mr. Thaksin. will present to the Minister of Justice For acknowledgment and consideration, the Ministry of Justice has secured The officials closed Gate 1 and informed the crowd that entry into the ministry was not allowed. and there are police from Thung Song Hong Police Station, approximately 25-30 officers and security officers from the Ministry joined in maintaining order.
By Mr. Phichit Chaiyamongkol, leader of the Thailand Reform Student People’s Network (PDT), giving a speech from a car equipped with an amplifier that Today he and the masses have come to the Ministry of Justice for the 4th time to meet Pol. Col. Thawee Sodsong, Minister of Justice, in connection with the case of Mr. Thaksin Shinawatra, a prisoner at the Bangkok Remand Prison. who is about to receive a suspended sentence on February 18th, knowing that today A list of more than 1,000 names of prisoners who have passed the criteria for both regular and special suspensions will be presented by the Director-General of the Department of Corrections to the Minister. To be informed and considered
Mr. Phichit further said that today has been 178 days since Mr. Thaksin, a convicted prisoner in a corruption case, has not been in prison for even a single day. who is not an accused but an inmate who is not in prison at all So how can Mr. Thaksin be suspended if he hasn’t been punished for a day? Give privileges to one person without taking the law into consideration But taking Thaksin as the leader and bringing in all the rules and regulations to help. Today, a list of thousands of names whose sentences will be suspended will be sent to the Minister of Justice by the Department of Corrections. The PDRC does not oppose or cause other prisoners to lose their rights as the PDRC has accused them. We are here to oppose Thaksin alone. If you don’t meet the minister. and received no answer. This is the 4th time. Never received a clear explanation or answer. We had previously asked about Thaksin’s condition, who said he was seriously ill on August 22, 2023, and officials from the Department of Corrections could not answer. As for Pol. Col. Thawee acted as a spokesman for Thaksin Instead of enforcing the law and maintaining justice, he also explained the case of Mr. Thaksin being in the police hospital. without being in that prison that being in the hospital It’s like being in prison. If you think like that, why don’t you take Thaksin? in prison will be kept in the hospital Why do you curse him?
The reporter further reported that The crowd that arrived today carried Thai flags waving and some wore T-shirts with messages printed on them. “I do it for the nation. Who do those in power do it for?”, “Is this ministry really fair?”, “Let’s save the justice process”, “Thaksin must go to prison. The country has a justice process. Prisons are for imprisonment and punishment” etc.
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