In February 2007 we once again travelled to Bangkok.
The purpose of our journey was to make sure that , after more than three years, Jules’ assassination would not be forgotten.
At our special request the Thai Embassy in The Hague had made appointments for us with General Israphan Snitwongse of The Royal Thai Police and with the Deputy Attorney General Mr. Somsak Boonthong. We were most warmly received by both gentlemen, and got confirmed once again that Jules’case had their full and profound attention. This reassured us somehow.
In March and May some court sessions took place in which the prosecution-officer heard several witnesses. From the statements made by the witnesses we have learned a most striking thing: Many people knew of the plans to kill Jules. Our suspicions that Marisa Prommana played a very dubious part in all this were confirmed by one of the witnesses. In the meantime, her brother Seksan Prommana has confessed to have killed Jules at the instigation of and along with Anupong Sutthani.
However, Anupong has kept denying so far and still runs free on bail. In the beginning of September 2007 new sessions have been planned in the south of Thailand, where Anupong lives. During these sessions Anupong’s witnesses will be heard.
During the last few months we once again experienced a lot of support from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Dutch Embassy in Bangkok. We really appreciate it that an observer was sent to all court sessions, and that the Dutch authorities show great concern for our cause.
The Odekerken family.