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2010 Political Violence

Suthep to face court on January 8

File photo : Suthep//Thanis Sudto -Nation Photo

File photo : Suthep//Thanis Sudto -Nation Photo

The Attorney General's Office has set January 8 as the day for anti-government rally leader Suthep Thaugsuban to report in connection with the political violence in 2010.

Suthep initially was scheduled to report to Court on December 12, the same day as Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva who is facing the same charge.

Suthep however had his lawyers request a postponement, saying he was busy with leading anti-government demonstrations against the Yingluck government. Suthep asked for a postponement to January 16.

Spokesman for the Attorney General’s office Nunthasak Poonsuk said a working group on the matter agreed to the request and decided to postpone it until January 8, as allowed by the rules which allow a postponement of up to 30 days.

"Khun Suthep is requested to report on January 8 at 10am. His lawyers have been informed and promise that he will appear before the Court," the spokesman said.

Abhisit has already been charged with murder in connection with the 2010 political violence. He was freed on bail. The pre-trial hearing has been set for March 24.

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