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Sat Oct 5, 2019, 09:16 AM

Judge shoots himself in court 'after being pressured to give guilty verdicts despite lack of evidenc

A judge shot himself in the chest in a court in Thailand after he was reportedly pressured to find several defendants guilty despite the lack of evidence against them.

Khanakorn Pianchana made the apparent suicide attempt after acquitting five people of murder and firearms charges in his courtroom in the southern province of Yala on Friday.

Mr Khanakorn was rushed to hospital for surgery but his injuries were not life-threatening, the Bangkok Post reported.

A statement attributed to him that circulated online claimed his superiors had tried to force him to change the verdicts to guilty.

The verdicts could have condemned three of the men to death and sent two to prison. The evidence did not support a guilty verdict, the statement said.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/thailand-judge-shoots-self-court-guilty-verdicts-khanakorn-pianchana-yala-a9143966.html

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Reply Judge shoots himself in court 'after being pressured to give guilty verdicts despite lack of evidenc (Original post)
rpannier Oct 5 OP
malaise Oct 5 #1
Scarsdale Oct 5 #4
malaise Oct 5 #5
oasis Oct 5 #2
Baitball Blogger Oct 5 #3
BlancheSplanchnik Oct 5 #6
frogmarch Oct 5 #7
Revanchist Oct 5 #9
yellowcanine Oct 5 #8

Response to rpannier (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2019, 09:19 AM

1. Across the globe our institutions have been corrupted

The time has come for a global clean up and many people need to be in prison.

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 5, 2019, 11:15 AM

4. At the moment, the USA

is the shining example of the worst of the worst. Wanna get rich? Run for political office, lie your ass off, run as an (r) and you will be protected by the rest of the crooks. Look at tRump. No experience, no intelligence, no good qualities whatsoever, yet the gop are all licking his shoes. I am truly disgusted that people can be so gullible. A cheap con artist has the entire gop under his tiny orange thumb.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 5, 2019, 11:29 AM

5. It is hard to comprehend

+1,000

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2019, 09:30 AM

2. Hopefully the judge's desparate act will spark an appeal process. nt

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2019, 09:56 AM

3. Conscientious, moral and ethical judge who would rather self-harm,

than follow orders that would harm others.

Wow.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 5, 2019, 11:35 AM

6. Indeed.

Remarkable passion for ethics.

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2019, 11:50 AM

7. Wow!

He took his job seriously! I hope those cases will be reviewed. I hope too that the judge will be okay, both physically and mentally.

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Response to frogmarch (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 5, 2019, 12:24 PM

9. I remember his story mostly due the song about the incident by Filter

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2019, 12:03 PM

8. I would think that would trigger a misstrial.

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