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Court drops contempt case against Parit

Pro-democracy student Parit Chiwarak shows a three-finger salute from the Corrections Department truck as it enters the Criminal Court building on Wednesday. (Photo: Pornprom Satrabhaya)

The Criminal Court on Wednesday dropped a charge of contempt of court against protest leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak after the student activist offered an apology and promised not to do it again.

Mr Parit was taken from the Bangkok Remand Prison, where he is being detained on several counts, to the Criminal Court for a hearing in the contempt case.

The alleged contempt occured on Aug 8 about 9am.

Samran Rat police were taking protest leaders Arnon Nampha and Panupong “Mike” Jadnok to the court for permission to detain them after they were arrested and charged with inciting unrest during a protest.

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