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Judge, who committed suicide submits, himself to people's court


On October 5, 2019, Judge Khanakorn Pianchana, senior judge at the Yala provincial court, shot himself with a pistol.

Earlier, he had posted a 25-page document allegedly concluding with a statement that judiciary executives were deeply concerned about the incident and were monitoring the judge’s condition closely.
It also described disagreements over the ruling in a case in which he decided to acquit five defendants and Khanakorn’s concerns about national security, secret associations, conspiracy and gun-law offences.
On October 15, the judge was able to leave a hospital to which he was admitted after the attempted suicide.
On November 18, the Office of Judicial Commission decided to demote him and sent him as a deputy judge to the Court of Appeals in Chiang Mai province as his action of bringing a gun to court violated regulations.
Judge Khanakorn is suspected of shooting himself in the heart again at around 9.30am on March 7. He left two letters explaining that he had lost a job that he used to love, and appealed to people to subsidise his son's education.

Published : March 08, 2020

By : The Nation