Senators says govt. overly charged PAD

August 28th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

A group of senators says the government has overly charged leaders of the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD).

More than 20 senators have called a meeting to discuss PAD’s rally and the government’s exercise of power to tackle the protestors. Senator Warin Thiamcharat (รินทร์ เทียมจรัส) said that the government’s issuance of arrest warrants against nine PAD leaders on grounds of rebellion is too aggressive as those charged with rebellion must act to demolish main institutions and destroy sovereignty of the country. He said further that if the alleged people can prove that their actions are not in accordance to the rebellion charge, they can sue the government back.

At the same time, Bangkok Senator Rasana Tositrakul (รสนา โตสิตระกูล) requested the Royal Thai Police to withdraw the rebellion charge filed against the nine leaders of PAD.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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