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Thanathorn off the hook as court revokes vaccine video clip order

THE Criminal Court today (Feb. 8) revoked a previous order suspending a video clip Progressive Movement leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit had released on social media questioning the government’s coronavirus vaccine policy as sought by the the Digital Economy and Society Ministry, Thai Rath newspaper said.

The earlier court order had instructed Thananthorn to suspend the video, Thanathorn Live on Vaccines, with content alluding to the monarchy as requested by the ministry. However Thanathorn had filed an objection.

The Criminal Court, in revoking the previous order, said it had studied all the facts and the law in detail and found that the content on shareholders is but a small part of the clip and is not the main theme of the presentation.

The court added that it was unable to clearly see how this video affected national stability and thus ended the order to suspend the clip issued on Jan 29, 2021 and dismissed the petition.


Top: Thanathorn is all smiles after clearing this important legal hurdle. Photo: Thai Rath


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