News Release on the case of Imam Yapha Kaseng (additional) Agreement Reached at the Civil Court’s Mediation: Ministry of Defence and Royal Thai Army to provide 5.2 Millions as compensation In the Court’s docket, the defendants expressed their regret and confirmed Mr. Yapha Kaseng and his family had nothing to do with the insurgency
According to the Civil Court’s docket on the Black Case no. 1084/2552 dated 20 July 2011, Mrs. Nima Kaseng and three other plaintiffs and the Ministry of Defence (1st), Royal Thai Army (2nd) and the Royal Thai Police (3rd), three agencies as defendants, met in a mediation pre-trial hearing. An agreement was reached during the mediation by the Court, and the three defendants declared that the act that has caused the death of Mr. Yapha Kaseng was collectively carried out by the officials under the three defendants within the legal framework when the incidence happened.
After examining the crime scene and exhorting other information, it was found that Mr. Yapha Kaseng and his family were not at all involved with any insurgency. The three defendants felt sorry for what happened. The first and second defendants agreed to provide compensations to the plaintiffs, as mediated by the Civil Court and as accepted by the plaintiffs including the amount of 500,000 baht for the impairment done to the reputation of Mr. Yapha Kaseng, the deceased; 87,000 baht for the funeral rite; and 4,624,000 baht for the alimony of the first to the fourth plaintiffs, The compensations amount to 5,211,000 baht and the accord and satisfaction is made herewith.
The two parties collectively declare that the case could reach a compromise as per the accord and satisfaction submitted to the Court and the Court grants the accord and satisfaction.
After reviewing the accord and satisfaction, the Court finds no breaches of applicable law and thus accepts it as the final judgment.
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– Mr. Preeda Nakphew, Attorney of Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF), 089-6222474
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– Mr. Ratsada Manuratsada, Ms. Bhavini Chumsri, Attorneys of Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF), 02-6934939 ext 301