Thais in Myanmar get 7 years
- Published: 25 Aug 2012 at 21.23
- Online news:
A court in Myanmar has sentenced eight Thai detainees to seven years each in prison on charges of possessing war weapons, Thai authorities said on Saturday.
They were among the 92 Thais, including 10 women, caught by Myanmar soldiers last month for illegal entry on land opposite Ranong's Kra Buri district and for farming there without a permit.The eight were also charged with possessing war weapons, a crime with a maximum penalty of 20 years in jail.The court in Kawthaung resumed the trial of the eight Thais on Friday morning and delivered its ruling in the afternoon, according to officials of the Thai-Myanmar border coordination committee.The eight included two men from Prachuap Khiri Khan province – Sanguan Kladsang, 53, and Somporn Kladsang, 29 – and two from Surat Thani: Seksan Wongasa, 40, and Nipon Tippakdi, 60.The four others convicted were...
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