Thai protest leaders get jail term for anti-government rally

BANGKOK – Six prominent protest leaders in Thailand were sentenced to two years in prison Thursday for storming the prime minister’s office compound during massive anti-government rallies in 2008 in part of the political turmoil that has plagued the country in the past decade.

A Criminal Court judge said former media mogul Sondhi Limthongkul, former politician Chamlong Srimuang and four other leaders of the People’s Alliance for Democracy were guilty of trespassing at the Government House during a 2008 rally. Their lawyer, Suwat Apaipak, said the six were then released on bail because they planned to appeal the verdict.



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