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Democrat duo's arrest won't be sought

Suthep, Abhisit must not leave country, DSI says

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  • Writer: King-Oua Laohong & Pradit Ruangdit
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The Department of Special Investigation has decided against seeking the arrest of former premier Abhisit Vejjajiva and his former deputy Suthep Thaugsuban when they report to acknowledge murder charges against them tomorrow. 

DSI chief Tarit Pengdith said Tuesday investigators have rejected a petition by red shirts urging the pair be detained once they have acknowledged the charges stemming from the 2010 street riots.

However, he said Mr Abhisit and Mr Suthep must agree to four conditions in exchange for their freedom. The accused must not leave the country without informing the authorities, and if they want to travel overseas, they must seek permission from the investigation team; they must not tamper with evidence; they are prohibited from getting involved in any acts that could harm others; and they must not interfere with the investigation.

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