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House trespassers avoid prison

Ex-senator Jon, 9 others handed suspended terms

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Former senator Jon Ungphakorn and nine other activists have been sentenced to suspended prison terms for trespassing on the grounds of parliament during a protest in 2007. 

Former senator Jon Ungphakorn receives flowers from a supporter as he and nine other activists, including National Broadcasting and Telecommunications commissioner SupinyaKlangnarong, right,emergefromthe Criminal Court after hearing the verdicton the case involving their protest at parliament in 2007. Jonwassentenced to one year and four monthsin prison.The jail termwas suspended for two years. TAWATCHAI KEMGUMNERD

Jon, then chairman of the NGO Coordinating Committee, and nine activists, including National Broadcasting and Telecommunications commissioner Supinya Klangnarong and Foundation for Consumers secretary-general Saree Aongsomwang, were accused of inciting unrest and trespass after they led about 100 demonstrators to climb over the parliament fence and sit down in the compound on Dec 12, 2007.

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