Thai activist dies from hunger strike

An activist in Thailand has died following a hunger strike that lasted more than two months. The 28-year-old woman, Netiporn “Bung” Sanesangkhom, wanted to draw attention to Thailand’s law against insulting the country’s monarchy — a law she’d been charged with herself. Thailand has some of the world’s strictest laws against royal defamation — with some offenders receiving decadeslong prison sentences. The World’s Patrick Winn is following the story from Bangkok.

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