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Prisons still busy after 16 years of Thai protests


Protest leaders on both sides of Thailand’s political divide have been jailed over the 16 years since the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) rose up against Thaksin Shinawatra’s government in 2005.

PAD leaders were joined behind bars by prominent members of the red-shirt United Front of Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), who rallied to expel PM Abhisit Vejjajiva in 2009-2010.

And on Wednesday, People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) leaders were sent to jail for their role in 2013-14 protests to oust PM Yingluck Shinawatra. Among them were two current government ministers and an ex-minister.

PAD, UDD and PDRC leaders were handed the prison sentences for causing chaos with their protests.

Published : February 26, 2021

By : The Nation