'Penguin' vows hunger strike
16 Mar 2021 at 09:31
Arrested anti-government protester Parit "Penguin" Chiwarak shows a three-finger salute upon arrival at the Criminal Court in Bangkok on Monday. (Photo by Varuth Hirunyatheb)
Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak said he will be on a hunger strike until all people accused of royal insult and other political charges are allowed bail.
The court meeting on Monday was for two cases involving the
on Sept 19-20 last year at Sanam Luang.
Of the 22
, nine have already been
. Seven of the
were charged with
requests have been repeatedly
Around 50-60 people, including staff from embassies and international organisations, observed the meeting.
Mr Parit read a statement he had prepared, which in part criticised court roles in the conflict.
him and suspended the meeting.
Mr Parit then stood on a chair and continued to read his statement, saying he would be on a
and would consume only water, sweet drinks and milk.
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: money that is given to a court when someone is allowed to stay out of prison until their trial. If they do not return for the trial, the court keeps the money - เงินประกัน; การประกันตัว
: to say that you disapprove of somebody/something; to say what you do not like or think is wrong about somebody/something - วิจารณ์, ติเตียน,จับผิด
: people who have been accused of a crime and are on trial - จำเลย
: an occasion when a group of people gather together to support or protest about something - การชุมนุม
: a refusal to allow somebody to have something - ปฎิเสธ, ไม่ยอมรับ
: kept in a place and not allowed to leave - กักตัว ควบคุมตัวหรือฝากขัง
: someone who is kept in prison - ผู้ที่ถูกกักขัง คุมขัง
: a refusal to eat by a person or group of people until a demand is met - การอดอาหารประท้วง
: to say or do something that makes somebody stop what they are saying or doing - ขัดจังหว
: the crime of offending, threatening or showing disrespect for a member of the royal family - หมิ่นพระบรมเดชานุภาพ
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