25 Jan 2011
The public prosecutor has decided to drop the case of a red-shirt vendor who was arrested and charged with selling flip-plops bearing the picture of the Prime Minister’s face in October last year on grounds of insufficient evidence.
26 Nov 2010
The Prime Minister was concerned about the Centre for the Resolution of Emergency Situation’s ban on rally merchandise. It should be made clear that prosecution will proceed in the case of any materials which offend the monarchy, but the CRES must not get involved in cases of offences against individuals, Abhisit Vejjajiva told a seminar.
21 Nov 2010
Police arrested a flip-flop vendor at the red shirt rally at Ratchaprasong intersection, and confiscated about 100 pairs of flip-flops bearing the PM’s face.
20 Oct 2010
On 19 Oct, Amornwan Charoenkij, a red-shirt vendor who was arrested for selling flip-flops with the faces of Abhisit Vejjajiva and Suthep Thaugsuban, reported to police in Ayutthaya as scheduled. The police finished the indictment and forwarded the case to the public prosecutor on that day. Surachet Chaikosol, Puea Thai MP for the province, bailed her out at the prosecution stage using his position as a guarantee. Amornwan is required to report again on 21 Oct.