Somyot’s son to go on a hunger strike to ‘Free My Dad’-TU Group
February 12, 2012
Free Thammasat Group for Democracy: February 6, 2012
Update: Panitan will go on a hunger strike for 112 hours at the Criminal Court on Ratchadapisek Rd on Saturday 11, starting from 4pm.
Panitan Prueksakasemsuk, the son of well-known labour activist Somyot who has been incarcerated on lèse majesté charges since late April 2011, has announced he will go on a hunger strike for 112 hours in protest at his father’s ordeal.
Somyot has been repeatedly denied bail by the court. He has been moved to several prisons around Thailand to hear testimony of prosecution witnesses, one in each province.
Panitan will begin his hunger strike from 4pm on 11 Feb until 8am on 16 Feb at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Domestic Arrival Door A, 2nd floor.
On Valentine’s Day, Thammasat students and activists will give him flowers, as a symbolic call for justice for all victims of Article 112.
After the hunger strike, Panitan plans to go to see his father who will make his seventh bail request at the Criminal Court on Ratchadaphisek Rd.