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    Jatuporn Promphan leader of the redshirt sentenced to two years in prison

    Jatuporn sentenced two years in prison with no abstention

    The Criminal Court today sentenced Jatuporn Promphan, leader of the redshirt United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship, two years in prison after finding him guilty of defaming former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva in October 2009.

    The court handed the imprisonment term with no abstention when he accused the former premier of ordering the suppression of protesters while addressing a gathering of anti-government protest on October 11, 2009 at the Democracy Monument.

    The court also found that his accusation that the former premier Abhisit had attempted to delay submission of the amnesty bill for royal approval for fugitive premier Thaksin Shinawatra was false and would merely defame his reputation.

    Jatuporn was consulting his lawyer to pose 200,000 baht in asset as bail for temporary release.

    His lawyer was also considering to appeal the sentence to the Appeals Court.

    http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/jat...-no-abstention
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    Thai `Red Shirt` leader sentenced to two years in jail

    Bangkok: A Thai court Wednesday sentenced the leader of the opposition Red Shirt movement to two years in prison for defaming a former premier, a move analysts said was the latest attack against critics of the military regime.

    The ruling comes days after the retroactive impeachment and announcement of corruption charges against ex-prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, whose toppled government was backed by the Red Shirts before May`s army coup.

    The court convicted Red Shirts chairman Jatuporn Prompan on two counts of defamation against former royalist prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva during speeches he made in October 2009.

    "The verdict is two years in prison without suspension," a court official told AFP.

    Jatuporn`s lawyer Winyat Chatmontree confirmed the sentencing, saying his client -- who was accused of defamation for holding Abhisit responsible for a crackdown against protesters in 2009 -- would not be imprisoned until the conclusion of his appeal.

    "The court has approved bail, after this we will submit an appeal," he told AFP.

    Anti-coup voices -- including lawmakers from Yingluck`s former ruling Puea Thai party, academics and students` groups -- have been silenced after the army outlawed political gatherings, briefly summoned dissenters and censored the media.

    The once mighty Red Shirts have gone to ground with Jatuporn one of their few public faces, back on the small screen after the junta lifted a ban on political TV channels despite his every word coming under close scrutiny by authorities.

    The firebrand leader has swapped his once rabble-rousing rhetoric for cautionary language, urging followers against taking to the streets after last Friday`s decision against Yingluck.Jatuporn, a former Puea Thai MP, has faced a slew of court cases in recent years. In August 2013 he was cleared of slandering Abhisit in a separate probe.

    Thailand analyst David Streckfuss told AFP Wednesday`s ruling was the latest attempt to quash any opposition to the military regime.

    "It seems to be part of a larger plan by the Bangkok establishment to silence and force aside their vocal critics," he said, adding it was rare for someone to face jail time over criminal defamation, with suspended sentences more common.

    Thailand`s long-running political conflict broadly pits Bangkok`s middle-class and royalist elites, backed by parts of the military, against rural and working-class voters loyal to Yingluck`s older brother and former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

    Parties led by or aligned to Thaksin, who lives in self-exile to avoid jail for a corruption conviction, have won every election in Thailand since 2001.

    Streckfuss said the recent rulings against Yingluck and Jatuporn pointed to a "step-by-step dismantling of the Red Shirt and Pheu Thai leadership".

    "They are attempting to weaken the infrastructure of pro-democracy forces ahead of when an election is eventually held," he said.

    Junta chief and premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha has said the army takeover was necessary to end months of political unrest that left nearly 30 people dead.

    He initially said fresh polls would be held around October this year, but the appointed government`s officials have since said an election will be delayed until at least early 2016.

    Yingluck`s impeachment by a junta-stacked parliament has seen her face an automatic five-year ban from politics. She had already been forced out of office in a controversial court ruling before the military`s coup.

    The same day she was impeached, prosecutors announced corruption charges that could see her face a decade in jail.

    http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/...l_1537697.html
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    let us know if he ever see the inside of a prision aka Sondhi and countless outhers

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    Jatuporn Prompan free on bail

    Jail term for Thai red-shirt leader Jatuporn Prompan

    One of the main leaders of Thailand's "red-shirt" movement has been handed a two-year jail term for insulting a former prime minister.

    Jatuporn Prompan was convicted of defaming Abhisit Vejjajiva during two speeches in 2009.

    He was freed on bail and is expected to appeal against the conviction.

    Mr Jatuporn was an MP in the party of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who was banned from politics for five years last week.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31019510

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    let us know if he ever see the inside of a prision aka Sondhi and countless outhers
    OK Iíll try to keep this thread updated. But, I do hope youíll help. Iíll be leaving for about 4 months and will not be able to post news events timely (with Yingluck also).
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    Red shirt leader gets six months imprisonment for defaming Abhisit
    Wed, 02/03/2016

    The Supreme Court gave a key leader of the anti-establishment red shirt six months imprisonment for defaming Abhisit Vejjajiva, former Prime Minister of the Democrat Party, at the 2010 red shirt rally.

    BBC Thai, reported that on Wednesday, 2 March 2016, the Supreme Court confirmed the Appeal Courtís verdict, sentencing Jatuporn Prompan, President of the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD), the main red shirt faction, to six months imprisonment with 50,000 baht fine.

    Jatuporn was indicted on criminal defamation charge for saying that Abhisit deserted the military conscription and authorised an order to kill people during red shirt rally in central Bangkok in 2010.

    His speech was then broadcasted on the now-defunct Peopleís Channel, the red shirt TV channel, when Abhisit was still the PM.
    The Supreme Court today, however, suspended the jail term for two years.

    Earlier, the Court of First Instance sentenced the UDD president to two years in jail without suspending the jail term. After the defendant submitted an appeal request, however, the Appeal Court, ruled to imprisoned Jatuporn for six months with 50,000 baht fine and the prison term was suspended for two years.

    According Jatupornís defence lawyer, he was indicted with four other charges filed by Abhisit which are now under the Appeal and Supreme Court, BBC Thai reported.

    Last month, the Appeal Court dismissed murder charges against Abhisit and Suthep Thaugsuban, his former deputy, over ordering the violent military crackdown on the anti-establishment red-shirt protesters during the April-May 2010 political violence.

    The two were accused of murder and indicted by prosecutors of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) for authorising military and police officers to reclaim several venues in Bangkok city centre from the UDD demonstrators between April-May 2010.

    More than 90 people died and over 2,000 people were injured during the military crackdown on red shirt protesters.

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    3 red-shirt leaders ordered to pay 19.3 million baht compensation for damage caused during 2010 protests

    United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) chairman Jatuporn Promphan and two former red-shirt leaders, Natthawut Saikua and Arisman Pongruangrong, have been ordered by the Supreme Court to collectively pay 19.3 million baht compensation for the destruction by fire of a building in downtown Bangkok during the red-shirt protests against the Abhisit administration in 2010.

    The Supreme Courtís verdict, which was read on August 22nd at the Civil Court, was disclosed on Sunday by Democrat party spokesman Ramet Wattanachaweng, who said he was assigned by Mr. Abhisit Vejjajiva, former Democrat leader, to attend the court hearing on his behalf.

    The lawsuit was initiated by executives of the ULC Software Company, located on Ratchaprarop Road, against 11 defendants, including former prime minister Abhisit, former deputy prime minister Suthep Thaugsuban, the Defence and Finance ministries, the army, former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, former Bangkok governor Sukhumbhand Paripatra and the three UDD leaders.

    The plaintiff claimed that the companyís office building was burned down during the violent protests and demanded 385 million baht compensation from the 11 defendants.

    The Civil Court rejected the lawsuit against Abhisit, Suthep and the Bangkok governor and dismissed the lawsuit against the rest of the defendants. The ruling was then upheld by the Appeals Court.

    The Supreme Court, however, overturned the rulings of the two lower courts and ordered the three red-shirt leaders be held accountable for the damage to the building on the grounds that they verbally incited the protesters to resist government officials, resulting in the arson attacks which burned down the companyís building.

    This might be related to another Red Shirt burning thread?: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/3-red-s...2010-protests/
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    Slimy snake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Somchai Boonporn View Post
    Slimy snake.
    That Sudared women is of the same ilk...

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    Gas chamber might suffice.
    Continuing and rhetorical Lakorn Thai closure.

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