Saturday, November 14, 2015

Where should this Thai case be tried?

A man accused in the August 17, 2015 Bangkok bombing case will challenge the jurisdiction of the military court, according to this report. Excerpt:
Chuchart Kanpai, lawyer of Bilal Mohammed — a Uighur accused of placing a bag containing a bomb at a Hindu shrine in downtown Bangkok — told the Bangkok Post on Friday that as soon as military prosecutors indict his client he will petition to have the case transferred to a civilian court. 
Kanpai’s main argument is that the suspect appeared soon after his arrest on Aug. 29 in front of the Minburi provincial court, in the suburban area where the arrest took place. 
This, he claimed, meant that the case had begun outside military court jurisdiction.

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