Published On: Wed, Feb 29th, 2012

Thai “yellow shirt” leader jailed, then bailed for fraud

BANGKOK: A firebrand media mogul and leader of Thailand’s royalist “yellow shirts” protest movement was jailed yesterday for 20 years for securities fraud, but immediately bailed on appeal.

The Criminal Court sentenced Sondhi Limthongkul, who led protests in 2005, 2006 and 2008 that undermined two elected governments led or backed by ousted former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, to a total of 85 years in prison, but commuted the term twice to 20 years.–APP



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