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Thai rocker to finish prison sentence after losing appeal

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A Thai rock musician is to remain in prison after losing his Supreme Court appeal in which he claimed he was suffering from bipolar disorder. Seksan “Sek Loso” Sookpimay was sentenced to a 42 month prison term, along with community service, for drug abuse, resisting arrest, and threatening police with a firearm following an incident at his home on New Year’s Eve back in 2017. Police say they initially went to his home to reprimand him over live-streaming himself firing a gun into the air during a visit to a temple in Nakhon Si Thammarat after a performance. The court announced the decision today at the Min Buri Criminal Court.

The lower court sentenced him to 2.5 years in jail on 4 counts – resisting arrest, threatening police with a gun, unlicensed possession of a firearm, and drug abuse. The Appeal Court upheld the lower court’s judgement, but reduced the sentence for Seksan’s illegal arms possession from 5 months to 3 months. The other sentences remained the same in length.

Then, the court added the new sentence to an already imposed jail term of 1 year and 3 months over another case, when Seksan physically assaulted a close aide of his then ex-wife, Wiphakorn “Karn” Sookpimay.  The couple later remarried.

Today, on his Facebook page, the rocker’s wife Wiphakorn, posted a photo of herself and her husband, and a message saying she would meet with the press later after all court procedures were completed. She stated that she was too busy to meet now but thanked fan club members for their concerns. Previously the rocker called on youngsters and his fans to have self-restraint during any provocative event and be cautious when posting comments in the social media.” Sek Loso was the former lead singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter for the Thai rock band named Loso. 

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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8 Comments

  1. Pedro

    Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    2.5 years in jail for resisting arrest, threatening police with a gun, unlicensed possession of a firearm, and drug abuse, but a retired civil servant got over 40 years for an offence against section 112? Sorry. but sentencing policy in Thailand appears to me to be totally unscientific and therefore totally screwed up. Cue you know who to tell me I am wrong as always 🙂

  2. GeorgeA

    Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    As long as people voluntarily consume hard drugs and large amounts of alcohol, things like this will continue to happen.

  3. Roger Bruce

    Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    This is just a PR stunt to show a prison cell
    not the usual 50 in a room on the floor as most prisons have
    Wow, a nice clean prison cell in Thailand. I bet that cost a big brown envelope
    AS for the sentence scales of Justice same all over the world depends on the judge if he got a bit night before or lost at the races or got paid …

    Good Luck Thailand

  4. Slugger

    Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    Its a pity you arent the Thai Attorney General then isnt it?

  5. toby andrews

    Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Yes it is a pity . . .

  6. James R

    Friday, March 26, 2021 at 2:10 am

    Pedro

    You are totally wrong, Thailand is a perfect country, it is the best in the world, not like those nasty countries in the West.

    In Thailand I can pretend to be anyone I like and can act as though I know everything about the country even though I don’t, this is paradise.

    Oops sorry, something came over me, for a minute I thought I was living in the backward part of Thailand, you know the Issan area.

  7. James Pate

    Friday, March 26, 2021 at 5:16 am

    Never liked the guy’s music. He got filthy rich singing songs about poor people for poor people. Maybe a little jail time might improve his songwriting, like Johnny Cash or Merle Haggard. Yeah, right.

  8. RA

    Friday, March 26, 2021 at 8:52 am

    Probably a file photo of an American jail cell.

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