Civil Court drops case against activists protesting energy bill

The Civil Court today dropped the case which the police brought against 10 activists accusing them of violating the public gathering law after they led a rally in front of the Parliament to protest the petroleum bill last week.

The case was brought to the court by Dusit station police after over a hundred of activists held a rally to protest as the National Legislative Assembly was debating the bill.

The police also sought court's injunction to order protesters to end the protest rally.

They pasted summons at the front gate of the parliament ordering 10 activists to hear the charges today.

At today's hearing attended by police and the accused, the Civil Court decided to drop the case from the judicial procedure reasoning that the protesters had already ended the protest and moved out of the protest site, there was no reason to issue it's order to end the protest.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)