Thai PM demands probe into dying of activist under pre-trial detention

Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin on May 15 demanded a deep research, into the death of a young political activist, who lost his life, after she went on a partial hunger strike during pre-trial detention on charges that involved insulting the nation’s monarchy.

Hundreds of people, involving activists and opposition lawmakers, collaborated a candlelight vigil on the night of May 14 for Netiporn “Bung” Sanesangkhom, 28, who took his last breath in a prison hospital of heart failure. Western diplomats and rights groups mourned her demise on social media.

“It is disheartening about the loss (of life)… and I want to express deeply my condolences to the family,” Mr Srettha told reporters.