Jatuporn wins Abhisit slander appeal
- Published: 13 Aug 2013 at 13.09
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The Appeals Court on Tuesday dismissed a defamation case filed against Jatuporn Prompan, a key member of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), by former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, overturning the two-year suspended jail term earlier handed down by the Criminal Court.
According to the lawsuit filed by Mr Abhisit, Mr Jatuporn held a press conference at the Pheu Thai Party headquarters on Jan 13, 2009 and showed a picture of the former prime minister at an audience with His Majesty the King.
He said Mr Abhisit sat on a chair at the same level as His Majesty's, showing disrespect of the King. No past prime minister had done that, he said.
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