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PAD learns of final verdict over airports

Jun 27. 2015
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By The Nation

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THE People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) has raised Bt7 million to cover court fees in a legal battle stemming from its occupation of Bangkok airports in 2008, a key leader of the group said yesterday.
However, it was found that the final verdict had already been made and therefore the group could not appeal with the Supreme Court as planned.
A court document doing the rounds in the social media implies that the case has already reached its final stage. 
Suriyasai Katasila, a former PAD spokesperson, posted on Facebook yesterday that the document was real, but had no clue as to why the 13 accused had not been told about the matter. 
“I am one of the accused, but I turn out to be the last one to know. The information has been released on social media by some unknown group. I will have to see whether this is legal or not,” he said. 
After the yellow shirts took control of Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi airports in 2008, the Appeal Court ordered that all 13 accused must pay Bt600 million in compensation to the Airports of Thailand. 
The accused were former yellow shirt key leaders, including Maj-General Chamlong Srimuang, Sondhi Limthongkul, Pibhop Dhongchai, Suriyasai Katasila, Somsak Kosaisuk, Chaiwat Sinsuwong, Somkiat Pongpaibul, Naranyu (Saranyu) Wongkrajang and Sirichai Mai-ngam.

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