Court: activists’ speeches illegally advocated authorities overthrow

Today the Constitutional Court ruled that activists and the speeches of three activist leaders are advocating for the overthrow of the government and the monarchy. They ordered Arnon Nampa, Panupong “Mike” Jadnok, and Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul and all their followers to stop all action in opposition to the dominion and state.
According to Closet , the calls for in speeches by the 3 leaders at an occasion on August 10 of 2020, and in subsequent speeches, were calling to oust the King as head of state and the democratic government. The speeches advocated for the abolishment of the lèse majesté law, Section 112 of the Thai constitution.
The court docket ruled that the speeches violated Section forty nine of the constitution and ordered that the protest movement be ended. They demanded that not solely the audio system, however the protesters and the organisations behind the protests, cease all further actions.
Fortunately for the 3 accused, the ruling was not introduced with any punishment and carried no penalty. The case was heard after a former adviser to the Ombudsman petitioned to determine if 8 audio system at protests had been violating Section forty nine, which loosely interprets to, “No person shall train the rights or liberties to overthrow the democratic regime of government with the King as Head of State.”

The court later decided to drop expenses towards 5 others – Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak, Juthathip Sirikhan, Siripachara Jungteerapanich, Somyot Prueksakasemsuk and Artitaya Pornprom – and solely rule on the speeches of the 3 activists. While this ruling carries no punishment, it can be utilized in other pending and future cases towards activists and supporters.
In a statement throughout their closing arguments, the three activists mentioned that they didn’t goal to overthrow the monarchy, however rather they wanted to strengthen a constitutional monarchy. Protesters confirmed support close to the court docket, although they weren’t allowed to demonstrate directly outdoors, so that they gathered simply exterior the restricted area..