Political activist held in Thai jail dies after spending 65 days on hunger strike

Netiporn Sanae-sangkhom, 28, was facing seven court cases including two for criticising Thailand’s monarchy

A political activist charged with insulting the king of Thailand has died in pre-trial detention after spending 65 days on hunger strike calling for an end to the imprisonment of political dissidents.

Netiporn Sanae-sangkhom, 28, had been detained since 26 January and maintained a hunger strike, refusing food and water, until the end of April, according to her lawyers. The corrections department said she had experienced cardiac arrest on Tuesday morning and was unresponsive to treatment.

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