Thai PM orders probe into death of activist in pre-trial detention

Thai PM orders probe into death of activist in pre-trial detention

Bangkok: Srettha Thavisin, the prime minister of Thailand, ordered an investigation into the death of a young political activist who had been detained before a trial on charges of insulting the country’s monarchy on Wednesday ( May 15 ).

Netiporn” Bung” Sanesangkhom, 28, passed away in a prison hospital on Tuesday evening after being diagnosed with heart failure. Hundreds of people attended the light ceremony, which included activists and opposition legislators.

” It is sad about the loss ( of life )… and I want to extend my condolences to the family”, Srettha told reporters.

He stated that I have given the justice department instructions to look into details of her death.

According to the legal aid organization Thai Lawyers for Human Rights, Netiporn was imprisoned in January for contempt of court and her guardianship was extended after her loan was voided in a royal attack scenario. Before her wellbeing deteriorated, she went on a hunger strike for a fortnight.

She started taking soft foods in early April, but she refused to take vitamins and minerals despite not being in a critical issue before her death, according to a media release released on Wednesday. Additionally, it stated that it is awaiting an formal examination to determine the cause of death.

” Her vital signs were ordinary, all was normal until the emergency”, said Pongpak Areeyapinan, chairman of the jail doctor.