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Court sentences six yellow shirt leaders two years in prison

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The Government House of Thailand seized by PAD members

The Government House in Bangkok during the siege by Yellow Shirts anti-government demonstrators in August 2008. Photo: Craig Martell.


Six yellow shirt leaders who included Sonthi Limthongkul were today sentenced to two years in prison for their parts in leading protesters to lay siege to Government House for more than three months during the anti-government protest in 2008.

Sonthi, leader of the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD), and five others who included Chamlong Srimuang, Pibhop Dhongchai, Somkiat Pongpaibul, Somsak Kosaisuk and Suriyasai Katasila, were charged by the state prosecutors of trespassing on Government House and causing damage to the property from Aug 26 to Dec 3, 2008.

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