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Acquittal of five policeman in 1990 murder case upheld

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Acquittal of five policeman in 1990 murder case upheld

By The Nation

 

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The Supreme Court on Friday acquitted all five defendants, including a former top police chief, of the murder of a Saudi businessman in 1990.
 

The highest court upheld a lower courts’ decision to drop the charges that they detained and murdered Mohammad al-Ruwaili, on the grounds of weak evidence. All the defendants were policemen. 

 

The prosecution accused Pol Lt General Somkid Boonthanom, the former head of the Provincial Police Region 5, Pol Colonel Sorarak or Somchai Jusanit, Pol Colonel Prapas Piyamongkhon, Pol Lt Colonel Suradej Udomdee, and Pol Sgt Major 3rd Class Prasong Thongrang of abducting al-Ruwaili during an investigation into the death of a Saudi diplomat.

 

According to affidavits, the policemen suspected that al-Ruwaili – whose agency recruited Thai workers to jobs in Saudi Arabia – might have been involved in the murder of the diplomat. 

 

But all three courts have found that there is no clear evidence that the defendants killed al-Ruwaili. 

 

“Thank you for giving us justice,” Somkid said upon hearing the Supreme Court’s ruling. He suspected he and his subordinates were framed by someone who wanted to block his promotion in the police force.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30366295

 

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cant see this helping Saudi - Thai relations very much.

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27 minutes ago, webfact said:

 

The Supreme Court on Friday acquitted all five defendants, including a former top police chief, of the murder of a Saudi businessman in 1990.

Quelle surprise

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So IF these guys didn't do it, the court says, then who did????   Ahhh, another job for the Thai police VERY COLD case files...

 

But then again, probably, in reality, there's no need to look anywhere else.

 

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17 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

So IF these guys didn't do it, the court says, then who did????   Ahhh, another job for the Thai police VERY COLD case files...

 

But then again, probably, in reality, there's no need to look anywhere else.

 

Correct, can't even find the file on the case now, so best just forget the whole the thing.. problem is now solved. 

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28 minutes ago, phkauf said:

But where is the Blue Diamond? I wonder....

Safe and sound away from prying eyes, although I did hear it has made an appearance - but Shhhhh!?

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LudwigWittgenstein— Those things where of one cannot speak, one must be silent.

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1 hour ago, Artisi said:

Safe and sound away from prying eyes, although I did hear it has made an appearance - but Shhhhh!?

On the finger of any prominent woman??

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1 minute ago, RJRS1301 said:

On the finger of any prominent woman??

can't recall where it was displayed or where it was reported, but it is (or was) documented - maybe it's true maybe false but it is available to read for anyone wishing to do the research …..

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