Ratsadon protest leader “Penguin” and three others get suspended jail terms

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Pro-democracy Ratsadon protest leader Parit Chiwarak, aka “Penguin”, and three other protesters were given two-month prison terms today (Monday), suspended for one year, by the Don Mueang District Court over their protest in front of Bang Khen police station on August 7th, 2020.

The court also imposed a fine of 11,300 baht on each of the four protesters after finding them guilty of illegal assembly in a public venue, violation of Communicable Diseases Act, illegal use of loudspeakers and violation of traffic laws.

Three other protesters were fined 3,000 baht each for their involvement in a protest to offer moral support to two other Ratsadon leaders, Arnon Nampa and Panupong Jadnok, who were then held in police custody at the time for their roles in the “Youth Liberation” protest.

The other protesters on trial were Suwanna Tanlek, Sugreeya Wannayuwat and Sirapob Phumphengphut.


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