Court gives a further verdict date
Over 100 friends, comrades, INGOs, Trade unionsts and Thai pro democracy activists from inside and outside Thailand. attended Somyot’s hearing at the Criminal Court today. International and local NGOs such as Freedom House, Human Rights Watch and Union for Civil Liberty were also there with diplomats from the EU Delegation, and the embassies of Switzerland, UK, Germany, Sweden, and Denmark.
The Criminal Court announced it will pass judgment on lese majeste prisoner Somyot Prueksakasemsuk on 23 Jan 2013.
The court read out a lengthy explanation of the Constitution Court’s ruling that the Penal Code’s Section 112, known as the lese majeste law, is not contrary to the constitution.