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Sentences Upheld For Soldiers Linked To Alleged Thaksin Assassination Plot

By Pravit Rojanaphruk, Senior Staff Writer

 

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An explosives team investigates a car that was parked under a busy overpass used by former PM Thaksin Shinawatra in a file photo from Aug. 24, 2006.

 

BANGKOK — The highest military court on Monday upheld convictions of three military officers on weapons charges related to an alleged 2006 assassination plot against then Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

 

The Military Supreme Court affirmed sentences for the three officers attached to a counter-insurgency force operating under the prime minister’s office for their involvement in the alleged plot. Manas Sukprasert and Surapol Supradit – both colonels in the Internal Security Operation Command, or ISOC – were convicted of possessing firearms, ammunition and explosives. It also upheld that of 1st Lt. Tawatchai Klinchana, whose sentence was reduced by the court of first instance to four years and six months for giving useful testimony.

 

Full Story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/crimecourtscalamity/courts/2017/05/15/sentences-upheld-soldiers-linked-alleged-thaksin-assassination-plot/

 
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The wheels of justice move slowly here. 11 years to get where we are. Interesting that the attempted assassination allegation was thrown out, despite them having a car full of explosives on Thaksins route, yet put them in prison for possession of the very same explosives. Amazing Thailand.

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45 minutes ago, darksidedog said:

The wheels of justice move slowly here. 11 years to get where we are. Interesting that the attempted assassination allegation was thrown out, despite them having a car full of explosives on Thaksins route, yet put them in prison for possession of the very same explosives. Amazing Thailand.

They were convicted on illegal weapon possession.

No one could prove an assassination attempt.

QED.

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If you have money and power you can appeal anything for 20-25 years and stay out of jail. It happens everyday just read and listen to the news. Amazing Thailand. In the US your found guilty and you go to jail. In jail you can start the appeal process. The laws here need to change before they can do anything about corruption or change the Judicial System. Jail and then Appeal is the way to go!

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18 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

both colonels in the Internal Security Operation Command, or ISOC

ISOC seems to have an interesting relationship with crime.

 

In 2015 the military arrested three mid-level and one high-level army officers for alleged human trafficking in southern Thailand. No conviction as yet by the military court. ISOC has been accused of torture and extrajudicial killing in connection with its suppression of the southern Thailand Muslim insurgency by various international human rights organizations.

 

Prayut is a former ISOC Deputy Commander. Now as PM and NCPO Chief he seems to have politicized ISOC as an instrument of the junta government as a force to serve an authoritarian rule. 

https://thaipoliticalprisoners.wordpress.com/2016/02/11/isoc-embedding-a-parallel-state/

 

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17 hours ago, tomwct said:

If you have money and power you can appeal anything for 20-25 years and stay out of jail. It happens everyday just read and listen to the news. Amazing Thailand. In the US your found guilty and you go to jail. In jail you can start the appeal process. The laws here need to change before they can do anything about corruption or change the Judicial System. Jail and then Appeal is the way to go!

OTOH you could spend 7 or 8 years on remand and then be found innocent. lucky you!

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