The Mercury

Activist wows to continue reform fight


BANGKOK: A severely ill hunger-striking Thai democracy activist released from prison vowed yesterday to keep fighting for reform to the country’s monarchy, defying his bail conditions.

Parit Chiwarak, was held in pretrial detention for nearly 100 days for multiple royal defamation charges.

He is one of several protest leaders hit with such charges after massive demonstrat­ions calling for changes to the kingdom’s powerful royal family.

To protest detention, Penguin had gone on a hunger strike for 57 days.

A Thai criminal court granted the university student bail on Tuesday under strict conditions, including that he doesn’t engage in activities that “dishonour the monarchy”.

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