Darunee is not forgotten

14 05 2012

The death in custody of Ampol Tangnopakul while serving his 20-year lese majeste sentence is a reminder that there are several others incarcerated or awaiting trial on this political charge.

Two weeks ago, PPT posted that Joe Gordon is not forgotten. Today we affirm that Darunee Charnchoensilpakul is not forgotten.

As recalled at the Bangkok Post, Darunee is serving a 15-year jail term after a secret trial, a bizarre constitutional interpretation and a royalist demand that she be punished by jail and additional suffering.

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The author at the Post’s story, Kultida Samabuddhi, states:

It has been a long time since I visited her at Klongprem prison. She was very sick then and her requests for temporary release to have medical treatment outside the prison were repeatedly rejected _ just as Ampon’s requests for care outside prison were rejected while he was ill with cancer.

Ampol died. Is that what the royalists and the Yingluck Shinawatra government also wants for Darunee?

This political prisoner has already been jailed for almost four years. Kultida states: “We should start thinking about the plight of other inmates, especially lese majeste convicts, who tend to face more prejudice than other prisoners.”


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