Let off easy

29 10 2018

Even the Bangkok Post noticed that the fascist and former monk Suwit Thongprasert, better known to anti-democrats as Buddha Issara, got a great deal in court.

He was charged with having allowed his People’s Democratic Reform Committee thugs to forcibly capture and detain two policemen. They were savagely beaten one suffered broken ribs and a ruptured liver and another suffered bruising and broken teeth from beatings.

The monk was photographed “questioning” the policemen.

For this the former monk faced the Criminal Court to get a suspended 18-month jail term. It is stated that the “prison term was commuted from three years to one year and six months because he confessed, and then suspended for a year because he had never previously committed a crime and had compensated the two victims, who did not want to continue with any legal action against him.”

We suspect the two have been ordered to keep quiet. Within a few weeks, we expect to see Suwit back in saffron robes and probably out of his wheelchair, which seemed a useful device for engendering court leniency.


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31 10 2018
Not let off easy (double standards) | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] couple of days ago, we posted on the fact that the former Buddha Issara, am ant-democrat monk, had got off light in a criminal […]

31 10 2018
Not let off easy (double standards) | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] couple of days ago, we posted on the fact that the former Buddha Issara, am ant-democrat monk, had got off light in a criminal […]