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Thai court docket acquits dozens who shut down Bangkok airports in 2008 | Protests Information

Thai court docket acquits dozens who shut down Bangkok airports in 2008 | Protests Information


‘Yellow Shirt’ antigovernment protesters protected beneath the structure, costs of riot and terrorism dropped.

A court docket in Thailand has dropped terrorism costs towards 67 individuals who led antigovernment protests in 2008, occupying and shutting down operations at Bangkok’s two airports for greater than every week.

The Bangkok Legal Court docket dominated on Friday that the so-called “Yellow Shirt” protests, which opposed a authorities headed by allies of deposed Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, have been protected beneath the structure as a result of they have been peaceable and the protesters have been unarmed, in keeping with native media and one of many defendants.

“Our ordeal isn’t wasted. The ruling helps heal our emotions, and most of the defendants shed tears,” stated Panthep Puapongpan, the previous spokesperson for the Folks’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) group, which led the protests at Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi airports, its members donning yellow shirts to point out loyalty to the Thai monarchy.

The 67 defendants in Friday’s case had been indicted on costs of riot and terrorism carrying a doable loss of life penalty. Demanding the resignation of then-Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat, the brother-in-law of billionaire Thaksin, 1000’s of “Yellow Shirts” took management of the airports, leaving tons of of 1000’s of vacationers stranded.

Additionally they briefly seized a state tv station and occupied Authorities Home for 3 months in a bid to overturn the administration. Backed by Bangkok’s elites, who loathed Thaksin, PAD halted its motion after a ruling by the Constitutional Court docket dismissed Somchai from workplace.

Thaksin had himself been overthrown by a 2006 army coup which adopted massive “Yellow Shirt” protests accusing him of corruption and disrespect of the monarchy. His elimination set off years of typically violent rivalry for energy between his supporters and his opponents.

The court docket dropped costs towards 31 different PAD protest leaders in January however ordered a few of them to pay a wonderful of 20,000 baht ($550) for violating an emergency decree that was then in place.

In 2011, the Civil Court docket ordered the leaders of PAD to pay 522 million baht ($14.7m) in damages to the state airport authority. They have been declared bankrupt and had their belongings seized final 12 months in partial cost of the sum.

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