Thai pro-democracy activist Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak flashes a three-finger salute as he arrives at a Bangkok court for a hearing on Lese-Majeste charges, March 15, 2021.

Court drama as Thai protest leader’s life ‘hangs in balance’

An icon for the youth-led movement seeking to topple General Prayut Chan-o-cha’s government, detained protest leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak is gambling with his life by refusing to consume solid food…

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Rights activist on hunger strike as protesters rally at Thai Criminal Court demanding release of Ratsadon leaders

A labour rights activist began a hunger strike in front of the Bangkok’s Ratchadapisek Criminal Court at 4pm on Sunday, demanding release on bail of all anti-establishment Ratsadon leaders and…

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Anti-government protest leader Parit “Penguin” Chirawak crosses a police barrier on the way to Khlong Luang police station to hear charges for illegal gathering, in Pathum Thani on February 5, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Thai corrections dept. insists hunger striking protest leader Penguin’s condition not critical

Thailand’s corrections department issued an official statement today (Saturday), confirming that the general health of Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak, anti-establishment Ratsadon leader and hunger striker, is normal, albeit he experiences fatigue…

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Anti-establishment protest leaders (from L to R) Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul, Shinawat Chankrachang, Panupong “Mike” Jadnok and Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak give the three-fingered salute to supporters before handing themselves in to the police to hear lese majeste charges at Nonthaburi Police Station just north of Bangkok on December 8, 2020. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Protesters on hunger-strike put Thai legal system in spotlight

After 46 days on hunger strike, Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak failed again on Thursday (April 29) to secure bail release for himself and several other anti-establishment protest leaders. This was the…

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How hunger strikes became a powerful tool against oppression

Supporters of the anti-establishment movement are calling on two detained protest leaders to end their hunger strike as concerns for their health grow. The calls are mounting as Parit “Penguin”…

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Thai anti-establishment protester Parit still refusing food, being fed intravenously

Ratsadon group leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak, currently being held on remand and in detention for contempt of court, has been on hunger strike for over two weeks. He allowed doctors…

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