48-year-old jailed for 15 years for picking mushrooms

 48-year-old jailed for 15 years for picking mushrooms

Doi Suthep National Park in Chiang Mai. Photo: Hdamm.

A BAIL release application for Daeng Sirisorn, a 48-year-old Kalasin woman sentenced to 15 years in prison for forest-reserve encroachment after she went mushrooming with her husband, would be submitted tomorrow, according to her lawyer.

It would be known by Wednesday whether her release would be approved, he said. The story of Daeng and her 51-year-old husband Udom was circulated over Thai social media, after they were arrested in Kalasin’s Huai Mek district on July 12, 2010 for allegedly collecting mushrooms. They were later charged with forest encroachment and illegal logging.

Full story: The Nation

By The Nation


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