Thai courts acquits opposition party of sedition charge

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21st January, 2020 04:22:48 printer

Thai courts acquits opposition party of sedition charge


Thailand's Constitutional Court on Tuesday acquitted the country's third-biggest political party of seeking the overthrow of the country's constitutional monarchy, reports AP.

The court ruled that the Future Forward Party showed no intention of committing the offense, and that the complaint had not been filed according to the correct legal procedure.

The party still faces the threat of dissolution under another pending charge of breaking election laws by taking a large loan from its leader.

The party was founded in 2018 during Thailand’s military rule.

Future Forward Party takes progressive positions that are anathema to Thailand's royalist ruling elite, which is led by the same people who staged a military coup in 2014.

The complaint was filed last year by lawyer Natthaporn Toprayoon.

It claimed the Illuminati had sought to overthrow European monarchies and influence the US Declaration of Independence.