CMPO investigates PDRC involvement in assault case

Statement of CMPO, as of March 6, 2014

At 13:00 hrs. Mr.Tharit Pengdit, Director General, Department of Special Investigation, briefed the press on the outcome of the meeting of the Center For Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO) earlier in the day, gist as follows:

  • The CMPO wished to inform that the board of immigration has decided to revoke Mr. Satish Sehgal’s residential permit. Mr. Sehgal’s actions violated an emergency decree and were harmful to the public safety. The director of the CMPO has signed an order to abrogate Mr.Seagal’s residential permit and the immigration bureau will proceed on Mr. Seagal’s deportation.
  • Following recent assault and beaten of Mr.Yuem Nillar, who was taken by the PDRC guards from Lumpini Park, detained at a rally site, before beaten and thrown into the Bang Pakong river, the CMPO wished to express its sadness and condemn on such violent and inhumanity behavior. Mr. Yuem who was only carrying the United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) card, such alleged acts have raised on concern on security and hatred within the Thai society. The CMPO will investigate on the case and proceed with legal action against PDRC guards involved.
  • The CMPO feels relieve that the Constitution Court has delivered a clear explanation yesterday, indicating that only public protest is defined as a legitimate peaceful gathering. In case of the PDRC’s leaders engage in any act that violate civil and criminal law, they will be subjected for legal prosecution. The PDRC leaders therefore cannot refer to the Constitution Court’s ruling as they have previously done.


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