Redshirt leader Jatuporn given two years in jail for defamation charge

 Redshirt leader Jatuporn given two years in jail for defamation charge

Red Shirt UDD leader Jatuporn Prompan at Ratchaprasong. Photo: KungDekZa. CC BY-SA 3.0.



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.

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