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07 April 2011 :: 10:04:48 am 52608

No Royal Pardon For Thai “Yellow Shirt” Activists

PHNOM PENH – Cambodian government has refused to grant a royal pardon to the two Thai “Yellow-shirt” activists jailed in Cambodia for espionage, said Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong
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According to Cambodian law, whoever with the conviction of crime, he/she has to serve two-thirds of jail term before being considered for royal pardon,” Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong, minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation, told reporters on Wednesday.

So they (the two Thais) have not met the qualification for royal amnesty,” he added.

On March 16, Thai ambassador to Cambodia, Prasas Prasasvinitchai submitted an official letter to Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, requesting for a royal pardon from King Norodom Sihamoni for the two Thai prisoners.

The two Thai prisoners are Veera Somkwamkid and his secretary, Ratree Pipatanapaiboon. Somkwamkid is a high-profile activist in the Thailand Patriot Network as he is one of the leaders of the People’s Network against Corruption. Both are detained at Prey Sar prison on the borders of Phnom Penh.

On Feb 1, The Phnom Penh Municipal Court sentenced Veera and Ratree to eight years and six years in prison respectively, after they were pleaded guilty of unlawful entry into military base and espionage.

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