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No pardon coming for Veera: Hor Namhong

No pardon coming for Veera: Hor Namhong

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has informed the Thai embassy in Phnom Penh that jailed Thai Yellow Shirt activists Veera Somkwamkid and Ratree Pitpatanapaiboon will not be eligible for the Royal pardons they have requested until they serve two thirds of their jail terms. “According to our law, criminals must serve at least two thirds of their jail terms before we can consider amnesty,” Hor Namhong said yesterday. Veera and Ratree were arrested in December in Banteay Meanchey province and in February received jail terms of eight and six years, respectively, for espionage.

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