Supreme Court acquits Sondhi of lese majeste charge

 Supreme Court acquits Sondhi of lese majeste charge

Sondhi Limthongkul during recording of Muangthai Rai Sapda (Thailand Weekly) show in 2006. Photo: Don Sambandaraksa / flickr.

The Supreme Court today acquitted Sondhi Limthongkul, former leader of the yellow-shirt People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD), of lese majeste charge for his address at a political rally in July 2008.

The ruling was seen as to reverse earlier ruling by the Appeals Court which ruled Sondhi guilty of lese majeste, and to uphold ruling by the first court which acquitted him of the charge.

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