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Petitioner Srisuwan’s attacker given 15 days in prison

Petitioner Srisuwan’s attacker given 15 days in prison
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The man who attacked serial petitioner and political activist Srisuwan Janya in front of the media at the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) last October 18 has been sentenced to 15 days in prison.

Phattarapong Supakson, the lawyer for Weerawit Rungruangsiripol said in his Facebook post today (Wednesday) that the Bangkok North District court found his client guilty of attacking Srisuwan and sentenced him to 15 days in prison on Tuesday without suspension, because his client did not apologise for the unprovoked assault and refused to pay compensation to the victim.

He says he will appeal the conviction to the higher court.

Srisuwan went to the CIB on October 18 to lodge a complaint against well-known comedian, Udom Taephanich, accusing him of ridiculing the Prayut government during his talk show.

After the attack, Weerawit told the media that he just wanted to teach Srisuwan a lesson for his repeated complaints against anti-government protesters.

 

Srisuwan later filed an assault complaint against Weerawit and demanded about a million baht in compensation.

Weerawit said the compensation was excessive and he could not afford it. He also denied that he had received about 6 million baht in donations from opponents of Srisuwan for his defence in the case.


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