Thursday, 17 July 2014

Pattaya, 17th July 2014

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Andrew Drummond - Convicted journalist on bail ordered to post bail in new case in Pattaya Thailand
Pattaya Court this morning ordered UK Journalist Andrew Drummond to surrender to the Court on 1st September 2014 and post bail in the third case to be accepted in Pattaya, the second this year.

Drummond, already a convicted criminal after being convicted of criminal defamation on 4th February 2014 is currently on a suspended jail sentence, having been jailed for four months suspended for one year in case number 9819/2555 brought by Drew Noyes and David Hanks.

Drummond has already posted bail in April this year in case number 8368/2556 and must now post yet another bail bond.

To add to Drummond's woes he will face court in Koh Samui on 5th, 6th and 7th August in case numbers 1246/2556, 1269/2556 and case 1826/2556 - cases involving alleged defamation and alleged offences against Thailand's tough Computer Crimes Act. These cases are said to involve around 15 separate charges over a period of several months in 2014.

Drummond has also been ordered to appear in Koh Samui in person on August 7th after Plaintiff David Hanks made allegations of contempt of court - court sources have confirmed the Plaintiff (Brian Goudie) in case number 1269/2556 and 1826/2556 has now followed suit and has filed similar charges, with more charges of contempt of court expected to be filed before the hearing on August 7th.


David Hanks - hearing on August 6th in Koh Samui Court.

Drummond is also expected to be served with at least one new case, number 352/2557, on August 7th when he is Samui, and it is rumoured that lawyers for Hanks and Goudie are preparing a 'massive' case to be served at the same time.

Brian Goudie - filed new charges of contempt of court in Koh Samui Court.
It is understood Goudie and Hanks will ask the Court to hear all contempt of court charges at the same time, and also a further proposed application for an order blocking Drummond's web site within Thailand pending trial of all of the now six cases pending against Drummond.

If the cases against Drummond in Samui are accepted it is rumoured that Plaintiffs will object to Drummond being granted bail pending trial after three cases in a row being accepted for trial in Pattaya, and the large number of charges now pending in Koh Samui.

#BrianGoudie #DrewNoyes #David Hanks #AndrewDrummond #ComputerCrimesAct #Thailand

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