Weng calls for recognition of ICC jurisdiction
Red-shirt leader Weng Tojirakan on Wednesday petitioned the government to recognise the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, paving way for the inquiry into the 2010 bloodshed.
Weng lodged his petition with Justice Minister Pracha Promnok. He earlier called for Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul to allow the ICC inquiry.
Reacting to the petition, Pracha said he would consult with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before presenting the matter for the Cabinet debate.
Weng said he hoped the government would agree to recognise the ICC in a one-off case so that the international judiciary could shed light on "who gave the order for the killing of the red shirts.