Friday, 18 February 2011

No royal pardon for Veera : Cambodian PM Hun Sen

via CAAI

By Xinhua

There will be no royal pardon for Veera Somkwamkid, leader of Thai Patriots Network who is sentenced to eight years in a Cambodian jail for spying, Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Thursday.

"Veera Somkwamkid was imprisoned for eight years -- it's eight years in Prey Sar prison," Xinhua news agency quoted Hun Sen as saying.

"And don't come to persuade me to ask King Norodom Sihamoni for royal pardon, it's impossible at this time.. comply with the law properly," the premier said, adding that it will serve "at least two third of the jailed term before being considered for royal amnesty."

Hun Sen was responding to reports that Veera and his secretary Ratree Pipatanapaiboon, would drop their plan to appeal and instead seek royal pardon. The duo were among seven Thais arrested on December 29 last year during their inspection at a site in a border province of Sa Kaew.

The Cambodian court convicted Veera and Ratree of illegal entry, unlawful entry into military base and espionage and sentenced them to eight years and six years in jail respectively.

(Veera is a YELLOW SHIRT that declare he is on thai territory, his declare is at the wrong time and the wrong place so it is good to serve full jail term...... any YELLOW SHIRT WANNA BE A HERO? )

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