Thai protest leader hospitalised after 46-day hunger strike;
Thai protest leader hospitalised after 46-day hunger strike. Following a 46-day hunger strike, a Thai anti-government opposition activist detained in pre-trial custody. On suspicion of insulting the country’s monarchy was hospitalized on Friday. According to the corrections department. Paris “Penguin” Chiwarak has lost more than 12 kg (26.5 lb) and now weighs 94.5 kg. Moreover, the department, added that he admitted due to fears. That he could go into shock if his condition deteriorated and necessitated specialized treatment.
His hospitalization comes just one day after the department declared his condition to be fine. Sureerat Chiwarak, Parit’s mother, said on Thursday that his condition deteriorating. His wellness has a hot topic on Thailand’s social media. She requested bail for her son on Friday. And shaved her head in front of the court to condemn what she called discrimination. On Thursday, the court denied a bail plea, citing the same grounds as before.
Hundreds of protesters are facing legal action as a result of those calls;
Under Thailand’s lese majeste rule, any alleged insult to the throne is punishable by up to 15 years in jail. I am simply a mother who adores her kids. My son did nothing wrong. He just has a particular viewpoint. He has not given justice “She said. The court scheduled a bail hearing for May 6. Which his counsel, Krisadang Nutcharat, said a good indication. Since the court had previously not scheduled hearing times.
Parit rose to prominence as a pioneer of last year’s youth-led demonstrations against retired general Prayuth Chan administration. which took power from an elected government in a 2014 coup and remained in power after a 2019 election. Protest leaders have also campaigned for monarchy reform and the repeal of the lese majeste constitution. Hundreds of protesters are facing legal action as a result of those calls.