BANGKOK, May 26 (TNA) – The legal team of fugitive ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Wednesday filed an appeal to Thailand’s Criminal Court seeking the withdrawal of an arrest warrant for the ex-premier on terrorism charges, saying the evidence of Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has been fabricated.
The move came after the Criminal Court on Tuesday approved an arrest warrant for the deposed premier on terrorism charges, as earlier sought by the DSI.
Mr Thaksin stands accused of masterminding and funding the violent events of the Red Shirts which led to grenade attacks and arson in the Thai capital and provinces in the North and Northeast during the past week.
As the warrant was issued against him, Mr Thaksin issued a statement denying the accusation, saying the terrorism charges was politically motivated.
Thanadej Puangpool and Pichit Chuenban have been assigned by the former prime minister to appeal against the warrant and seek an emergency hearing regarding the case.