Thai court ousts 3 Cabinet members found guilty of sedition
In this Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, file photo, the Thai Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan, center negotiates with student representatives ahead of a rally of high school students in Bangkok, Thailand. Nataphol is one of three Cabinet ministers that have been forced to leave their posts after a court found them guilty of sedition for taking part in sometimes violent protests in 2013-2014 against the government then in power. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, file)BANGKOK – Three Cabinet ministers in Thailand were forced to leave their posts Wednesday after a court found them guilty of sedition for taking part in sometimes-violent protests in 2013-2014 against the government then in power. The verdicts can be appealed to a higher court but under the law the Cabinet ministers must relinquish their jobs immediately. AdSuthep and the Cabinet ministers each received prison sentences ranging from five to about seven years.