Student ‘Yok’ calls halt to political activism

Student ‘Yok’ calls halt to political activism

High- report young lese- guess accused reunites with family and says she’ll rely on studies

Student ‘Yok’ calls halt to political activism
Teen advocate Thanalop” Yok” Phalanchai walks inside Triam Udom Suksa Pattanakarn School after being turned away by class government in July last year. ( Photo: Nutthawat Wichieanbut )

Student Thanalop” Yok” Phalanchai has announced that she has ended her political engagement and returned to live with the community from whom she had been estranged.

The 15- yr- ancient made the announcement on Fb on Saturday. She said she would be a follower of the songs industry and no- formal education.

Ms Thanalop is the youngest man to have been charged with violating Section 112 of the Criminal Code, also known as the lese- guess rules. A full of 269 individuals have been charged under Section 112 since its usage was revived in response to youngsters- led protests that began in late- 2020.

She was arrested on March 28 next year, the same day that a 24- yr- old man was caught apply- painting a” No 112″ message on the wall of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok. Authorities said they had a permit for the girl in connection with an earlier opposition activity.

She immediately spent 50 times in a juvenile detention center before a judge ordered her release. Her der- majeste case has yet to start in courtroom.

On her transfer Mr Thanalop made headlines for her repeated attempts to return to Triam Udom Suksa Pattanakarn School, where she claimed to be enrolled, while snubbing the university’s even rules. She later claimed she had been expelled from the school.

However, the school clarified that Ms Thanalop had not been formally admitted since her parents had failed to turn up to enrol her. School officials also said her activities had been disruptive and some other students were “terrified” of her.

Ms Thanalop had been placed under the care of Netiporn” Bung” Saneysangkhom, an activist and core leader of the hard- core Thalu Wang protest group.

Ms Netiporn, 28, has been on a hunger strike since Jan 27 to protest against the revocation of her bail in a lese- majeste case. She began the hunger strike on the day she was sentenced to a month in jail for contempt of court in connection with a protest in support of another lese- majeste defendant.