Activists give minister jail ‘wish list’

Parit Chiwarak, Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul and Panupong Jadnok are seen in the combination of file pictures. (AFP photo)

The three incarcerated anti-government protest leaders called on the government to ensure their well-being by granting a number of special requests during a weekend visit by the justice minister, according to a source at the Department of Corrections.

Access to books and individual cells were on the wish lists of Panupong “Mike” Jadnok, Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak and Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul when they met Justice Minister Somsak Thepsutin on Sunday.

They expressed concerns about being unable to study ahead of their forthcoming exams during the visit in which the minister was pictured in the media sitting with the detainees, though he insisted they did not talk about…

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