Arrest warrant provided for previous red-shirt demonstration leader
An arrest warrant was provided by the Supreme Court on Wednesday for Vipot Aponrat after it turned down the Palang Pracharath Celebration MP’s last appeal versus a four-year jail sentence for his function in the violent demonstration that shut down an Asean top in Pattaya a years back.
Previous Pol Lt Col Vipot did disappoint up at the Pattaya Provincial Court on Wednesday for the reading of the judgement, which instantly sent him to prison for 4 years and validated a fine of 200 baht for the attack by red-shirt protesters at the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel in Pattaya in 2009.
Just his attorney existed to hear the court problem a bench warrant for the Kamphaeng Phet MP’s arrest quickly after the sentence read out.
The judgment had actually been delayed from Dec 3, when he initially stopped working to appear at the court. An arrest warrant was likewise provided at the time, purchasing him to be present at the court on Jan 15.
The previous policeman, who was a red-shirt leader, was amongst 18 accuseds taken legal action against by district attorneys for leading the raid on the Asean top in the resort city. 3 were acquitted of the charges and 3 others are still at big.
Vipot appeared to understand his fate when he stated throughout a PPRP conference on Dec 3 that the lead-party in the federal government union ought to support his boy, Phetchphum, for a seat in parliament if his sentence was promoted.
However, he went to a parliamentary session on Dec 4, one day after the very first arrest warrant was provided. This triggered Home Speaker Chuan Leekpai to purchase an examination into Vipot’s existence in the chamber.