Anti-coup activist Sombat fined, gets suspended jail term

Sombat Boonngamanong delivers a speech at Thammasat University Tha Prachan campus on May 8, 2016. (Post Today photo)

The Supreme Court has upheld the ruling of a lower court on anti-coup activist Sombat Boonngamanong.

The leader of the Red Sunday group was fined 3,000 baht and sentenced to one year behind bars – but the jail term was suspended, the court said on Wednesday.

The ruling was in line with that of the Appeal Court on June 30 last year.

Prosecutors indicted Mr Sombat on July 10, 2014 for failing to report to the National Council for Peace and Order on May 23, 2014, one day after then army chief Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha staged the coup. When he did not show up, the coup-makers issued another order the following day.

Mr Sombat was arrested at a house in Panthong district in Chon Buri on June 5, 2014 and released on bail.

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