Two Thai hunger strikers return to hospital

Hunger strikers Tantawan Tuatulanon and Orawan Phuphongwere rushed from the Supreme Court back to Thammasat University Hospital this evening (Friday), after their conditions deteriorated to a critical level, according to Krisadang Nutcharat, a lawyer at Thai Lawyers for Human Rights.

He said that the two young protesters initially refused to be taken back to the hospital, but relented.

The two had been protesting in front of the Supreme Court since February 24th, seeking the release on bail of otherTalugas protesters currently being held on remand.

The court has, however, rejected their demand, claiming that the defendants are facing serious charges for possessing cherry bombs and that they may attempt to escape if they were to be granted bail.


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