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Thai mother still seeks justice for her son after 7 years

60-year-old Jaree Chinphong, a pig butcher at Hua Hin’s fresh food market, complains that her son was seriously injured more than 7 years ago when he was arrested by the Hua Hin police in 2015 for drug trafficking, but still hasn’t gotten justice. She has filed a complaint with ‘Mr Decha’, a famous lawyer.

Danthai Chinphong, or Joe, now 41 years old, was arrested by a police task force and placed in the back of a pickup truck while an investigation continued for evidence at his home in Hua Hin.

Two hours later, Joe’s mother was notified by the police that her son had jumped out of the car, but that the police were able to arrest him again, but her son was injured in the escape and had to be taken to Hua Hin Hospital for an urgent emergency. undergo brain injury surgery.

Jaree Chinphong is not convinced by the police report, because when her son was taken to the house, he was handcuffed in the car while the police sat on both sides of him.

Over the past 7 years, the mother has complained to many agencies, including the Royal Thai Army 15th in Damrongtham Centre, the Public Sector Anti-Corruption office and the Royal Thai Police, asking for help in inspecting the police operation on that point. day, but so far nothing has progressed.

The mother herself had to bear the costs of 50,000-70,000 Baht to care for her son, who will be disabled for the rest of his life. She admits her son was involved in drug trafficking and accepts his arrest for such illegal activities

Since that terrible day, more than 7 years ago, 2 police officers from the arrest team have been with her to visit and talk to her in an attempt to solve the problem. She is asking for financial compensation to help her care for her 3 grandchildren, Joe’s children, have not seen a single baht so far

In addition, there is also a financial burden of caring for her son, his medicines, caregivers and equipment are vital to his well-being. She again hopes that the Royal Thai Police will take an honest look at the day’s events and recognize that their officers’ actions were not in line with the crime that had taken place. She grows older every day and more afraid of what will become of her son and grandchildren in the future.

Colonel Paitoon Promkeian, the chief of police at Hua Hin Police Station, said the incident happened before he was appointed in 2019, so he doesn’t know the truth. But he has asked the Hua Hin Police Department’s arrest team to report the facts of what happened that night and he will investigate exactly how Joe’s got his injuries. He will carefully read the entire police report that is kept in the police register and then determine whether further action is necessary.

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