Jail term for rocker Sek upheld
The Appeal Court on Thursday upheld a lower court's decision to imprison rocker Seksan Sookpimay after he was found guilty on three counts of drug abuse and resisting arrest following an incident in late December 2017.
Seksan, who is known by his stage name Sek Loso, was found guilty of resisting arrest, threatening police with a gun and drug abuse by the Min Buri court in Bangkok on Oct 25, 2018.
He was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison despite claiming he was suffering from bipolar disorder, which was rejected by the Bangkok court.
He then began an appeal process to have his conviction overturned and sentence dropped.
However, the Appeal Court on Thursday upheld the lower court's decision, but reduced the sentence for Seksan's illegal arms possession from five months to three months. The others stayed the same.
Police visited Seksan's home in Bangkok on Dec 31, 2017, after he was found guilty in absentia of discharging a firearm by the Nakhon Si Thammarat provincial court during another incident.
He had fired into the air during a visit to a temple in Nakhon Si Thammarat after a performance.
He live-streamed the act on the internet.
Seksan was sent to court, but was given bail and returned to Bangkok.
Two days later, he was sentenced in absentia to five days in jail and fined 5,000 baht.
When police went to Seksan's home, he threatened to shoot them with a nine-millimetre pistol. He tested positive for drug use.