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Wassana wins 2006 polls case appeal

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The Supreme Court on Thursday overruled the convictions of Pol Gen Wassana Permlarp and two other former members of the Election Commission (EC) on charges of holding fraudulent elections in 2006 on the grounds the person who filed the charges was not directly damaged by the alleged malfeasance. 

The court's order overrides the verdicts of the Criminal Court and Appeals Court, which sentenced them to four years each in prison and stripped them of their electoral rights for 10 years.

The case, filed by Democrat Party deputy leader Thavorn Senneam, was initially against six defendants - the Election Commission, former EC chairman Pol Gen Wassana, former EC members Prinya Nakchattree, Veerachai Naewboonnian and Gen Jarupat Ruangsuwan, and former EC secretary-general Pol Maj Gen Ekachai Warunprapa.

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