Thai Court Delivers First Verdict For Anti-Coup Protester

(Prachatai English)

BANGKOK — A Thai Court on Thursday morning sentenced an anti-coup protester to two months in jail and a fine of 6,000 baht, but later suspended the jail term after the defendant plead guilty.

Weerayuth Kongkanatan, 49, was arrested on 23 May 2014, a day after the military takeover, while he was protesting against the coup d’etat in front of the Bangkok Art and Cultural Center (BACC), near Siam Square. 

“On 23 May night, the defendant and 500 other accomplices, who are still at large, held an assembly to oppose the coup. This is a violation of the NCPO’s order,” read the verdict. 

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