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Just out of curiosity...   How is what they did different from what Prayut and his friends did?   Didn't they both try to overthrow the legal government?   Is insurrectio

The one person who should be behind bars ! I take it that if you make yourself P.M., then amend the rules  to make yourself untouchable, that is accepted in the Thai justice system ?  

That's the usual m.o. in order to look impartial after/before convicting former red shirts or other opponents to the dominant network It is likely that they will appeal and be soon freed on bail. On t

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Criminal Court sentences jail terms to ministers for involvement in PDRC’s 2013 protest

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Ratchada Criminal Court has handed out jail sentence members of People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) whose members also include ministers in the current administration. The defendants were involved in 2013 protests against the then government of Yingluck Shinawatra.

 

Among the 39 defendants who were core members of the now-defuncted People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) are Education Minister Nuttaphol Theepsuwan, Digital Economy and Society Minister Buddhipongse Punnakanta, and Deputy Transport Minister Thaworn Seneum. Minister Buddhipongse is facing 7 years of imprisonment, Minister Nutthaphol is facing a jail term of 6 years and 16 month, and Deputy Minister Thaworn is facing 5 years of imprisonment. In addition, the court ruled to sentence PDRC’s leading member Suthep Thaugsuban to 5 years of imprisonment.

 

The PDRC was the main movement against the Yingluck administration which obstructed the general election, invaded government’s properties, and organized the “Shutdown Bangkok” event and at least 7 protests. The verdict effectively removed the three ministers from their posts, prompting the administration to soon reshuffle the Cabinet.

 

 

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Criminal Court sentences jail terms to ministers for involvement in PDRC’s 2013 protest

I wonder if they'll have to peel potatoes?

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

who were sentenced to 6 years and 16 months, 7 years and 5 years respectively.

...hmmm! when i went to school; 6 years and 16 months = 7 years and 4 months.

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Don't worry, noone will be going to jail. Suspended sentences (already dealt out to many of the accused) + appeals will ensure that everyone can continue to sleep soundly in their own beds.

 

Symbolism continues to win out over reality in this deeply Buddhist land. (Not much different in that regard from any other country you can think of.)

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