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Thailand: Military trial of peaceful protesters an “affront to justice”

Headline Title:  Thailand: Military trial of protesters an “affront to justice” 18 September 2014 The conviction of four peaceful protesters by a Thai military court today is an affront to justice and another sign of repression under military rule, Amnesty International said. The Bangkok Military Court today sentenced four individuals to three months’ imprisonment and 5,000 Bhat (US$150) fines for violating the ban on public gatherings of more than five people, imposed by the military under Martial Law. As the four pleaded guilty, the jail terms are suspended by two years.“This…

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