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Court ‘forgives’ Penguin for violating orders

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The Criminal Court on Wednesday decided to drop the case against pro-democracy activist Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak for violating court orders on August 8.

A representative of Thai Lawyers for Human Rights, who was at the court, told the press that Parit apologised and was “forgiven” and told not to violate court orders again. 
Parit had allegedly violated the law by delivering a speech outside the court on August 8, demanding the release of fellow activists Arnon Nampa and Panupong “Mike” Jadnok. 
His speech attracted a large crowd, including his supporters, which caused disturbance in the area and violated the court’s order to ensure peace. 
The first hearing on this case was held on September 11, when Parit denied any knowledge of a recording of a speech presented as evidence against him. The hearing was then postponed to October 28.

Published : October 28, 2020