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    Redshirt leader given two years in jail for defamation charge


    Redshirt leader Jatuporn Promphan was today sentenced to two years in prison by the Appeals Court after he was found guilty of defaming former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva in 2009.

    The ruling by the second court today was seen to confirm earlier ruling by the first court that sentenced Jatuporn to two years in jail with no suspended jail sentence for accusing Mr Abhisit of ordering the slaughter of redshirt protesters during the anti-government protest in 2009.

    Jatuporn also accused Abhisit of intercepting the attempt to seek Royal pardon for the fugitive premier Thaksin Shinawatra.

    At the hearing today, the Appeals Court said criticising politician is the legitimate right of critics but it must be based on facts and for the sake of peace and order of the country.

    It then stated it agreed with the first ruling by the Criminal Court to sentence the defendant for two years in prison with no suspended jail sentence.

    http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/red...mation-charge/
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    Appeal Court upholds jail sentence for Jatuporn

    The Appeal Court on Friday sentenced United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship chairman Jatuporn Prompan to two years imprisonment without suspension for defaming former prime minister Abhsit Vejjajiva in 2009, upholding the Criminal Court's ruling.

    The case was filed by Mr Abhisit, who said Mr Jatuporn in speeches made on a stage at UDD rallies on Oct 11 and 17, 2009, accused him of issuing an order as prime minister for soldiers to kill people and obstructing the filing of a petition to His Majesty the King seeking a royal pardon for former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

    In the lawsuit, Mr Abhisit said Mr Jatuporn's speeches had damaged his reputation.

    The Criminal Court found Mr Jatuporn guilty as charged and sentenced him to two years in prison without suspension.

    Mr Jatuporn appealed.

    The Appeal Court today upheld the lower court's ruling.

    Mr Jatuporn applied for bail, pending and appeal to the Supreme Court.

    In another case, on March 2, the Supreme Court sentenced Mr Jatuporn to six months in jail, suspended for two years, and a 50,000 baht fine.

    Mr Jatuporn said Mr Abhisit filed a total of four defamation cases against him. The two other cases were also being considered by the Supreme Court.

    On a separate issue, Mr Jatuporn said he and other UDD leaders Tida Thawornseth, Weng Tojirakarn and Nattawut Saikuar would on Friday afternoon submit a letter to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha explaining the UDD's opening of a main centre to monitor for possible fraud in the Aug 7 referendum.

    He said the UDD planned to open a similar centre in every province on June 19.

    Mr Jatuporn claimed UDD core members had been intimidated by state officials over this plan.

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    Jatuporn’s request for bail rejected again
    November 30, 2016




    Red-shirt leader Jatuporn Promphan’s fourth attempt to seek bail for himself was rejected by the Criminal Court on Wednesday on the ground that there was no reason to change its previous order.

    In his request for bail, Jatuporn’s lawyer Mr Winyat Chartmontri told the court that his client had been detained for more than a month now and he was already suffering and missed his wife and children so much.

    The lawyer went on saying that Jatuporn felt guilty for breaking the conditions imposed by the court for granting him bail and promised to abide by any conditions to be imposed by the court upon him if he was granted another bail.

    However, the court rejected the plea for bail, reasoning that there was no reason to change its previous order.

    Jatuporn, chairman of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship, was charged with 23 other core members of the UDD of insurrection for their roles in the violent protests against the government of prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva in 2010.

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    ^ You just have to laugh

    The junta making accusations of violence at their 2010 Bangkok massacres.

    And even funnier , accusations of violence against a coup-installed abisit government

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    Bail for red shirt leader after sick in prison
    Wed, 11/01/2017

    A key red shirt leader has been released on bail, after he fell severely sick under Thailand’s prison conditions.

    On 10 January 2017, the Facebook fanpage of Jatuporn Prompan, a leader of the anti-establishment network United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD), announced that the Criminal Court has released Jatuporn on temporary bail.

    Jatuporn will be freed while the court deliberates charges against him of terrorism. His release comes after seven previous requests for bail.

    The latest bail request was submitted on grounds that Jatuporn had fallen sick while in prison. The activist exhibited worrying symptoms such as shivering, a high fever, stomach pains and was admitted to the prison hospital.

    Subsequently, a prison physician diagnosed Jatuporn with an infection in the urinary system.

    Jatuporn currently faces charges of participating in and initiating terrorism for leading the demonstration in 2010. He had been imprisoned since 11 October 2016, one released on bail from 11 December 2016 and reimprisoned on 30 December 2016.

    Jatuporn’s bail costed estimate 600,000 baht, and comes with conditions barring Jatuporn from leaving the country.


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    ^

    and yet just last week there was a report from prison authorities claiming he was in good health .

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    Jatuporn Promphan sentenced to one year in jail

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    SUPREME COURT JAILS REDSHIRT LEADER FOR DEFAMING FORMER PM


    The Supreme Court overturned two lower court rulings Thursday to sentence Redshirt leader Jatuporn Prompan to a year in prison for defaming a former prime minister and political rival.

    In its decision, the court found Jatuporn guilty for a 2009 speech delivered to an audience of thousands in Bangkok in which he accused former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva of ordering soldiers to kill Redshirt supporters earlier that year at a protest in Bangkok’s Din Daeng district.

    Abhisit, who remains leader of the Democrat Party, sued Jatuporn for defamation later in 2009. The Criminal Court first dismissed the case because it deemed Jatuporn’s comments to be free political discourse.

    Abhisit appealed the case but lost again in 2014 when the Appeals Court acquitted Jatuporn, ruling that he had expressed an honest opinion.

    The Supreme Court today reversed both lower-court decisions and handed down a one-year, unsuspended term. Jatuporn was also ordered to publish the verdict in newspapers for seven days.

    Jatuporn is the chairman of the United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship, a movement loyal to fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was deposed in a 2006 coup and remains in exile.

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    In its decision, the court found Jatuporn guilty for a 2009 speech delivered to an audience of thousands in Bangkok in which he accused former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva of ordering soldiers to kill Redshirt supporters earlier that year at a protest in Bangkok’s Din Daeng district.
    That right there is a miscarriage of justice and the reason why Thailand is doomed to remain in chaos for the foreseeable future .

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    Jatuporn gets one year jail for defaming Abhisit


    Jatuporn Prompan, chairman of the red-shirt group, has been handed a one-year jail term for defaming former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva in speeches he made in 2009.

    The Supreme Court on Thursday sentenced Jatuporn to one year in prison without suspension and ordered him to publish apologies to Abhisit in newspapers for seven days. Abhisit had filed a case in June 2009, accusing Jatuporn, a leader of the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD), of defaming him in front of 10,000 people through loud speakers at Wat Phai Kiew Temple in Don Muang in Bangkok on May 10.

    Jatuporn had called Abhisit a “tyrant” whose “hands are tainted with blood” who deserved to be sentenced to death for killing people. The Court of First Instance had rejected the case on December 27, 2012, saying that to comment was tantamount to political retaliation in a democratic system.

    The Court of First Instance had rejected the case on December 27, 2012, saying that to comment was tantamount to political retaliation in a democratic system.

    The Supreme Court on Thursday overruled the two courts.

    Jatuporn was taken to Bangkok Remand Prison on Thursday morning.

    http://www.nationmultimedia.com/deta...gnews/30321273
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