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Court postpones decision on Chaturon indictment

The Bangkok Martial Court yesterday postponed to August 4 next Monday a decision on whether to accept a lawsuit filed against former education minister Chaturon Chaisang.

Police have sought the indictment of Chaturon on three a number of charges: defying a summons to report himself to the National Council for Peace and Order, violating Article 116 on defying martial law, instigating unrest, and violating the 2007 Computer Act. The staff judge advocate was ready to announce the court's indictment decision yesterday, but Chaturon sent his lawyer Narinpong Jinapak to request a postponement, citing health problems as the reason for Chaturon being unable to attend the court appointment.

The court scheduled August 4 for the announcement of its decision on the indictment request.

Chaturon's lawyer said the ex-minister would seek release on Bt400,000 bail if he were indicted.


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