Court warns protest leader Penguin’s caretakers to comply strictly with bail terms
The parents of Ratsadon anti-establishment protest leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak and a Thammasat University lecturer were warned by the Criminal Court today (Monday) that it may revoke the anti-establishment political activist’s bail if he is found to be in breach of his bail terms.
Parit’s parents and Asst. Prof. Dr. Adisorn Juntrasook were summoned as Parit’s caretakers to the Court today for a special hearing over a complaint in which Parit is accused of posting a message on his Facebook page deemed to be a breach of the terms of his release on bail, set by the court and accepted by the three caretakers, before his release last month.
During the hearing, Asst. Prof. Dr. Adisorn explained that Parit’s Facebook post, although questionable, is just exercising of his freedom of expression within the terms of the bail. He promised the court, however, that he will do his best to remind Parit to comply strictly with the court’s requirements.
Parit’s parents also explained that their son did not do anything which could be considered a breach of the bail terms.
After hearing the statements of the three caretakers, the court instructed them to make sure that Parit strictly follows the bail terms and refrains from posting any messages on social media which may constitute a violation, or the court may revoke his bail.