Supreme Court upholds 2-month imprisonment for “Bor Kor Lai Jud”

The Supreme Court today (Aug 9) upheld the sentence by the Appeals Court that had earlier handed down two month jail-term and a 3,000 baht fine on anti-coup activist Sombat Boonngamanong or known as “Bor Kor Lai Jud”  for defying the military junta’s order to report.

The court also agreed that his two-month jail sentence be suspended for one year as earlier ruled by the Appeal Court.

Sombat was first sentenced by the Dusit Kwaeng Court on Sept 21, 2015, to pay a 500 baht fine for defying the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to report to the military on May 23, 2014.

Sombat did not go as being ordered and was accused of defying the junta’s order as a result.

He is known by the pseudonym “Bor Kor Lai Jud,” and is a social activist who later joined red shirt movement of the United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) in 2010. After the May 22, 2014 coup d’etat, Sombat became a prominent anti-junta activist.

He was arrested on June 5, 2014, by police officers from the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD).

The Appeal Court sentenced him to two months in prison and a fine of 500 baht. But the jail sentence was suspended for one year.