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Decision on charging students delayed again

Mar 09. 2016
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By The Nation

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A PROSECUTOR yesterday postponed making a decision for a second time on whether to file a charge against the students, including Sirawith “Ja New” Seritiwat, who travelled to Rajabhakti Park to demand an investigation late last year.
Sirawith, meanwhile, has vowed to lodge a complaint with the Administrative Court against officials who intercepted him and his fellow students on their way to the park. 
He and some five other students went to the Military Court yesterday to hear the prosecutor’s decision, but the decision was postponed to April 25 after Sirawith’s team of lawyers requested that two new witnesses be included in the evidence examination process. 
Sirawith and his fellow students were summoned by police after the trip, while some five other students were charged with violating the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO)’s ban on gatherings of more than five people. However, Sirawith and the rest of the activists have insisted on rejecting the NCPO’s authority and vow not to acknowledge the charge. 
Weeranan Huadsri, Sirawith’s defence lawyer, said there was a good chance that the prosecutor would examine the two witnesses, adding that their testimony would give more weight to the legal interpretation. 

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