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Five Thais get 9 months, freed

Samdin Lertbutr (centred) and Tainae Mungmajon (right) arrive at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Jan 21, 2011.
The Cambodian Court has ruled that the five Thais intentionally entered Cambodia without permission.
They were sentenced to nine months in prison and a fine of 1,000,000 riel (about 10,000 baht).
Democrat MP Panich Vikitsreth
Since the five have served one month in prison already, the court 
suspended the remaining eight-month jail term. The five Thais are now
free to return home.

The five Thais released today are Democrat
Party MP Panich Vikitsreth, Samdin Lertbutr, Tainae Mungmajon, Naruemol
Chitvarattana and Kojpollathorn Chusanasevi.

The other two Thais
still in custody are yellow-shirt activist Veera Somkwamkid and and his
secretary Ratree Pipatanapaiboon. They face additional charges of
spying. The Thai Foreign Ministry has said it will continue to provide
help for them.

Upon leaving the courthouse, Mr Panich – who wore a blue cap with an
Asean logo – said only that everything is for the spirit of Asean.

The seven Thais were arrested and charged with illegally entering Cambodia on Dec 29.

Bangkok Post
Categories: Local News
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