Four-year jail term upheld for Arisman, 12 others

Arisman Pongruangrong (centre) gestures at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort Hotel in Pattaya on April 11, 2009, where the Asean Summit was being held. (Photo by Trinai Jansrichol)

PATTAYA - The Appeals Court on Tuesday upheld the lower court's sentence of a four-year jail term each, without suspension, for singer Arisman Pongruangrong and 12 other red-shirts for leading protesters who forced their way into the Royal Cliff Beach Resort Hotel in Pattaya, where the 2009 Asean Summit was being held.

The storming of the Asean Summit venue on April 11, 2009 in protest against the Abhisit Vejjajiva government caused the evacuation of the regional leaders and the postponement of the summit.

They were denied bail.

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