At their weekly press conference on Wednesday, UDD leaders celebrated the recent release of Red Shirt prisoners Saichon Paebua and Pinit Chanarong after three years of imprisonment without bail. The duo was finally acquitted on Monday of the arson attack on the Central World shopping centre that occurred on May 19th 2010, the last day of the Red Shirt protests at Ratchaprasong. The two other defendants in the case, both juveniles, had already been acquitted in December 2012.
UDD leader Tida Tawornseth said that the verdict proved that the Democrats have lied about what happened that day,
They’ve tried to sell a lie to Thailand and the world, instead they’ve robbed innocent people of their freedom and their dignity. That is truly criminal.
Tida also expressed her grievances towards the courts that had denied Saichon and Pinit their right to bail,
For three years they’ve been treated as convicted criminals. Why weren’t they granted bail, where is the reasoning?