Friday, August 20, 2010

Falang Released

Australian "red shirt" supporter David Purcell was released from jail yesterday after pleading guilty to breaking the emergency decree as part of the civil unrest back in April and May.  Purcell received a forty-five day sentence, but was released as he had already spent more than two months in jail. 

The other foreigner imprisoned over the protests, a British national with the last name Savage, was released in a similar deal back in July.   Its not surprising that Purcell was released more than a month after Savage, as Savage seemed more in tuned with how to behave in Thailand.  Even the photo in the Bangkok Post showing Purcell about to be released had him yelling. 

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