Seri wins war to unfreeze his accounts

national February 13, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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The Civil Court on Thursday revoked the freezing of bank accounts belonging to former Thammasat University lecturer; Seri Wongmontha, one of core anti-government rally leaders.

The ruling was announced Thursday after Seri Wongmontha sought an injunction from the court against the Department of Special Investigation's freezing of his seven bank accounts.
DSI director Tarit Pengdith ordered the bank accounts of many rally leaders to be frozen in an attempt to crack down on the protests.
The Court said that an investigation into his accounts had revealed no movement in the accounts and added that these contained only negligible sums of a few hundred or few thousand Baht.
The Court thus ruled that the DSI’ order to freeze the accounts was not justified and ordered the agency to put a halt to the freeze within seven days.
Seree, however, was instructed to put in writing a promise that should a future investigation reveal movement of money, he must return the money withdrawn from the bank.