Friday, January 11, 2008

Pojaman freed on bail

Supreme Court has freed Khunying Pojaman Shinawatra who returned home to face graft charges on Tuesday on bail.

Pojaman freed on bail

The clip provided by Nation Channel

In granting Bt5 million bail, the high court set two conditions - ban from leaving the country, ban from interfering with the judicial proceedings.

It also revoked the arrest warrant against Pojamarn.

The court also set January 23 as the opening date for her trial on charges of using her husband's political influence to buy prime Bangkok real estate from a government agency at one-third its estimated value.

"She came here today to prove her innocence," her lawyer Noppadon Pattama told reporters.

At 11.45am, Pojaman left the court house and she is scheduled to surrender to an arrest warrant on illegal stock dealing at the Department of Special Investigation at 2.30pm.

Upon leaving the court house, she was greeting by dozens of cheering supporters.

Pojaman arrived at the Supreme Court at about 11am to face corruption charges after returning to Thailand from Hong Kong this morning.

The Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions has issued an arrest warrant for her and her husband, Thaksin, for abusing of power to buy Ratchadapisek land.

Pojaman arrived at the court with her children and former deputy prime minister Pol Gen Chidchai Wannasathit.

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