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2 red shirt leaders get 2-year suspended sentences

BANGKOK, July 22 – Thailand’s Criminal Court today sentenced red shirt leaders Jatuporn Prompan and Nattawut Saikuar to two-year jail terms in a case that found them guilty of illegal wire-tapping of phone conversations, but the punishment was suspended for two years.

The sentence was made as they had played back a phone conversation of Pol Col Peerapan Premabhuti, former permanent secretary for the PM’s Office, Wirat Chinwinitkul, former secretary of the Supreme Court, and Appeals Court Judge Pairote Nawanut at a United Front of Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) rally in Bangkok’s Sanam Luang on June 22, 2007.

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