Police say PAD leaders may appeal warrants if they wish

August 28th, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Deputy Spokesman for the National Police, Police Major General Surapol Tuanthong (สุรพล ทวนทอง) stated that the People’s Alliance for Democracy may file an appeal against the Civil Court’s injunction if it wishes, but it must accept the court’s decision on the matter and comply with it once it is issued.

The deputy spokesman stated that a problem at the moment is that many protesters are not aware that their actions are in violation of the law. Civil Court employees have been dispatched to distribute notices of the matter in the demonstration area.

Police Major General Surapol also stated that despite arrest warrants out for the 9 leaders of the PAD, police have realized the volatility of the situation and have decided to proceed with the matter with finesse. He also admitted that the PAD leaders can seek to challenge their arrest warrants through the legal system but stated that ultimately it would be in the hands of the court.

Only moments ago an attorney for the PAD heads traveled to the Metropolitan Police Headquarters to begin legal processes in response to the warrants.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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