Thai Charter Court files police complaint against protest leaders for allegedly insulting the court

A complaint was lodged with the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) by Thailand’s Constitutional Court today against protest leader Parit Chiwarak, aka “Penguin”, and other core members of the Ratsadon group, for allegedly making insulting remarks about the court during the protest at Lat Phrao intersection on Wednesday.

On that day, the Constitutional Court, by unanimous vote, dismissed charges, of ethics breaches and conflicts of interest, against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha for his continued stay in the Army property after his retirement as the army chief.

Representing the court, Montri Saengsri, its director of legal affairs, said that he had submitted evidence, gleaned from social media, to the TCSD police in accordance with Section 198 of the Criminal Code.

If found guilty, the culprits are liable to imprisonment for 1 to 7 years and/or a fine of up to 140,000 baht.

Meanwhile, Pol Maj-Gen Piya Tavichai, deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, said today that police are now assessing the damage, allegedly caused by protesters during their rally on Wednesday.

He said that the protest organizers did not notify the police in advance about the protest, which a legal requirement, and some protesters had splashed paint on the road surface and walls in the area, adding that a man has filed a complaint with the police alleging that his car was also damaged by the protesters.


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