Thailand: Bombers get 66 years, 8 months jail

Forensic and bomb disposal experts sift through the debris at the bomb blast site on Ramkhamhaeng Soi 43/1 on May 26, 2013. (Bangkok Post)

Four men judged guilty of a 2013 bombing in the Ramkhamhaeng area that wounded seven people have each been sentenced to a total of 66 years and eight months in prison.

The Criminal Court on Friday delivered its judgement in the case against Affaham Sa-a, 26, of Pattani; Idris Sapator, 26 of Narathiwat; and Kamphi Latae and Ilroheng Vaemae, both aged 30 of Pattani.

The four defendants were judged guilty of attempted murder, making, owning and using explosives to cause injury to life and property, and carrying weapons in public places without appropriate reason.

They were found guilty of setting off a bomb in front of a beauty shop on Ramkhamhaeng Soi 43/1 on May 26, 2013, injuring seven people. The blast caused about 402,000 baht ($12,400 US) in damage to vending stalls in the area.

The four fled after the attack, but were later apprehended by police, the court was told. During police interrogation they had confessed to the charges, but denied them in court.

Footage from security cameras showed the first, second and fourth defendants had walked around the site ahead of the blast and the third defendant, wearing a cap and with his mouth covered, carried a bag to the scene shortly before the bomb exploded.

Mobile phone records proved the four men had contacted each another…

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  • cmh

    for islamists the sentence does not matter as it is done for the glory of islamic martyrdom…..that is why it is senseless to allow muslims into our communities