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Activist gets jail term for defamation

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The Court of Appeal on Monday sentenced political activist Chanaphat na Nakhon to two months in prison for defaming Noppadon Pattama, a legal adviser to former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. 

The court upheld a 2009 lower court ruling that Chanaphat's remarks on May 12, 2007 about Mr Noppadon amounted to defamation.

The lower court sentenced Mr Chanaphat to three months behind bars, but commuted the sentence to two months because of his cooperation in the case.

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