Suthep Thaugsuban, a former leader of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee that staged protests against the Yingluck Shinawatra-led government in 2014, on Monday said he would petition the Criminal Court to separate the charges against the second generation of the PDRC from those levelled against him.
The first generation of the PDRC, of which Suthep was one of nine members, have been charged with insurrection and terrorism, as well as up to nine other charges following their role in leading a series of protests during 2014.
However, 14 other leaders of the second generation of the PDRC also face similar charges, despite the fact that some of them had merely joined the original members on the stage.
Suthep, while checking evidence at the Criminal Court today, said he would like to petition the court to consider charging each leader based on the wrongdoings he or she had actually committed.
And if possible, prosecutors should withdraw their indictments against these people and revisit their alleged wrongdoings before filing new charges based on those acts, Suthep proposed.