Saturday, 7 November 2009

More D2 Death Row information.

There may have been some confusion over my last entry on the blog on the subject of Death Row. This is my fault for not being more specific, sorry.

The 24 names given were for those on D2 Death Row who had been excluded, although eligible, from the Kings Birthday amnesty on December 5th 2007. It is by order of the incumbent that :

drug cases, whether the sentence is death, life or numbered must be excluded from the first amnesty which by virtue of having exhausted all appeals in the courts they would have otherwise received

Having exhausted 3 courts, the only possible means for someone who is on a Death sentence to get a commutation to life, is by an appeal to the King. However, only in exceptionally rare cases will the Monarch rule on this before he receives notification that the victim is scheduled for imminent execution. The appeal process frequently takes many years and the victim is only ever informed of the Kings decision to decline a reduction in sentence about 2-3 hours before the actual execution. Of course the Thailand Department of Corrections will have been aware of this decision for the prior two or three weeks. The source of this information is none other than Chuvaret Juraboon, in the Thai language version of his book “The Last Executioner”.

This clearly invalidates the Prime Minister’s statement that the execution of Bundit and Jirawat was without Government or Palace sanction.

An incredible amount of International disapproval was justifiably levelled at Thailand following the last executions, so much so that the subsequent executions of Manop Janthima and Ayo Ayi (numbers 4 and 10 on the previous blog) had to be cancelled.

At the time of writing this blog entry (18/10/09) the following figures for D2 (note the Hilton has two Death Rows, D2 and D5) are applicable:

Total number on D2 Death Row – 308

Of these 32 are non-Thai and 276 are Thai

The 32 non Thai are from
Laos – 4
Kampuchea (Cambodia) – 2
Myanmar (Burma) -13
Malaysia – 3
China – 3
Taiwan – 7

Of the 308 victims
Drugs – 154
Murder – 130
Armed Robbery – 23
Sexual Offences – 1

The following applies solely for those with drug convictions:

Number of individuals whose cases are finished and all appeals exhausted and so requiring a Kings Pardon for a stay of execution – 47

Those awaiting the verdict of their appeal to the Utun court – 34

Those awaiting ratification of the Thai Supreme Court (Dika) of their death sentence – 73

The above victims must be eligible for 2 Amnesties before being allowed a sentence reduction to Life. The next Amnesty, which may not even apply to Drug convictions as has happened in the past, will possibly be announced in either May 2010 or even December 2010.

The following numbers are for non-drug cases. As such Amnesties always apply to them and without restriction (all are Death Row statistics):

Murder
Case finished, all appeals exhausted – 15
Awaiting ratification of Dika court – 59
Awaiting ratification of Utun court – 56

Armed Robbery
Case finished, all appeals exhausted – 2
Awaiting ratification of Dika court – 9
Awaiting ratification of Utun court – 12

Sex Offences
Case finished, all appeals exhausted – 0
Awaiting ratification of Dika court – 0
Awaiting ratification of Utun court – 1


Be Well and Be Happy and spare a thought for those listed

Gary

2 comments:

  1. Dear Dr. Garry Jones,

    I hope that you cane survive in Bang Kwang Prison,because I know how it was there for the last 9 years.Corruption,torture and other dirty business are daily thing there. The Prime Minister of Thailand said a year ago:
    The prisoners, that"s the last thing to think about. I do not care this people: He said:
    He and his gang think only about himself and how can I destroy my competition Ex: Prime minister Chinnawat.
    With the very dirty game he plaid a year ago, to shoot a Friend of Ex.Prime minister .Chinnawat dead for the camera"s of CNN. Life for the Thai TV !
    And than tell the stinking lies to other countries. He forgot to say, that he start all those dirty games and many Thai pour people DIE.
    I saw for many months, all old people demonstrating against the New Thai Government and when it became to HOT for this DIRTY PRIME Minister , he find a DIRTY PLAN to betrayed his own Thai people.
    Also my girlfriend did not came back to the prison that time ( She have bring me 2 time's a week for 9 years , my dieet food, to servive and never came back after the shootings. This damn LOVE, have brake me till in my boons !
    She was shot DEATH by the dirty criminal POLICE of Thailand. Nam-oi Nakcharoen is not anymore there: My love DIE , because of a dirty criminal:
    The Prime minister of Thailand.
    It was also this Thai Government send me INNOCENT with a dead sentence to a Thai prison,because the Thai Police receive a big amount of money from the DEA from the USA to catch people how are involved in drugs. The more people they catch, the more money the police received. Me, Mr. Marinus H. Parlevliet and Nam-oi Nakcharoen where send to prison totall INNOCENT and also the real English criminal: who took drugs to Taiwan.
    But I find out there was no any evidence against me and my wife.By the Thai ,only my wife got home after one year concentration camp and me ?
    I got death the sentence changed in a live sentence. They said: I admitted this crime. The Thai POLICE hit and kick me in my kidneys and for many years the prison AND The Dutch Embassy in Bangkok refused to give medical help, They did not want to pay for the hospital,because I had CANCERS in the left kidneys.
    Today the Dutch Government find out that in the time that the Bangkok shootings where there, the Ambassador and a very DIRTY Dutch local employer from the Royal Dutch Embassy took money (Corruption) They where send back to Holland and I never say theme again.. But me ? Nothing, I got my treatment in Holland and still I am not safe from the CANCERS in my body.
    So, I know Garry ? I know how it is te live in a corrupt regime and a concentration camp like Bang Kwang (Bangkok Hilton)
    My wife ( Namoi Nakcharoen) told me: Those guards in the woman prison are very dirty and corrupt, I HATE THEM. After one year she release and All here personal things were destroyed by the same dirty guards and prison director of the Bangkok Woman Prison.
    If you see all those films and documentaries, they are all fake,because the reality is totall different. I know, I was there for 9 years and I live more than 15 years in Thailand. I wrote those things all down,but I can not look again in those books,because It will brake me.

    Rien Parlevliet (rienp02@gmail.com)
    Zoetermeer
    The Netherlands (Holland)

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