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Thai anti-coup leader may face long jail sentence

By Agence France-Presse in Bangkok ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-06-13 07:28:57

A prominent anti-coup activist in Thailand faces up to 14 years in prison if convicted of incitement, computer crimes and ignoring a summons by the authorities, police said on Thursday.

Sombat Boonngamanong, who led a social media campaign to stage peaceful but illegal rallies against the government, is set to stand trial in a military court.

He has been charged with inciting unrest, violating the computer crime act and defying an order by the authorities to turn himself in, according to Prasopchoke Prommul, deputy commander of the police's crime suppression division.

Thai anti-coup leader may face long jail sentence

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