A detailed report recently appeared in
the Bangkok Post describing how Purcell was
participating in, and inciting people to riot on the
Streets of Bangkok.
Our interest in Purcell is his claims of
Australian military service, here are some of his
Purcell, a former Australian military reservist, is a
long way from home. The 29-year-old has two infected hip
wounds, no money, no passport and survives on handouts
from his Thai and foreign friends”.
“The red shirt leaders nod their
approval at Mr Purcell, who claims to have done "quite
extensive" work with the Australian Special Air Service
Regiment (SASR) and trained with the Singapore and
The final quote is from the Australian
"You need to take what he says with a
big dose of salt, he's a big noter who gilds the lily
Purcell alludes to having had service
with the SASR. Perhaps as a Western Australian Army
Reservist he may have acted as a hostage or as enemy or
even served scones and cream to SASR soldiers, however,
we can state categorically that Conor David Purcell has
never been a member of, or served as part of the SASR.
Along with his qualification of being a
fool he is also a wannabe and a liar. Should he end up
on rice, fish heads and water in a Thai jail for a few
years it may teach him to not interfere in the politics
of the country in which he is a guest.
Now read here the full report as it
appeared in the Bangkok Post.
Conor David Purcell - Part 2
predicted Conor has been arrested and is now in a
Thai prison. Conor adopted a high profile,
leadership role whilst participating in the "Red
Shirt" political riots in Bangkok. The riots
resulted in the deaths of around fifty people and
caused massive damage. Conor is solely responsible
for his incarceration and he has left much visual
evidence to support his prosecution.
future is now in the hands of the Thai Judicial
alluded to having done "quite extensive" work with
the SASR. Conor was never part of that elite
Australian Army unit.
Here is the report on his arrest and
Conor David Purcell - Part 3
The latest report from Bangkok describes the
inevitable fate of Purcell. As you will read in
the report shown below, during his court
appearance Purcell shouted at the Judge. "Nobody
in this country has authority over me." Of
course the photo below tells a different story.
It is reported that
very soon after the photo was taken Purcell was
heard to tell his jailer "You can't put me in
there" The response from the
jailer when translated from Thai was "Watch your
There is one chapter
remaining for Purcell who alluded to being part
of the SASR, and that is just how long the
King of Thailand will have the pleasure of his
company. Read the latest report here:
30th Aug 2010
David Purcell – Part 4
We hope that this is the last chapter in the
saga of Conor David Purcell, who claimed to be
associated with the Special Air Service Regiment
after being arrested in Thailand for his roll in
inflaming rioting Thai citizens. We believe
that when released Purcell will be placed on an
airplane heading out of Thailand, let’s hope he
heads North from Thailand and not South.
Australian 'Red Shirt' to be
Updated August 20, 2010 15:16:00
David Purcell, shown in the Bangkok Post,
pleaded guilty to breaching state emergency
laws. (Bangkok Post:
A court in
Thailand has ordered the release of an
Irish-Australian man who breached state
emergency laws during anti-government protests
in Bangkok this year.
David Purcell was arrested in April and accused
of making inflammatory speeches during violent
Red Shirt demonstrations.
originally denied the charges, but changed his
plea shortly before his trial was due to begin
received a three-month jail sentence with a 50
per cent reduction for pleading guilty.
will be released to immigration officials later
today having already spent 89 days in jail.
wonderful really as it is over," he said after
Bangkok street rallies, which descended into
several outbreaks of bloodshed and were broken
up in a deadly army assault, left 91 people dead
and nearly 1,900 injured.
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