Thai activist lawyer contracts COVID-19 while jailed on charge of insulting king -official

by Reuters
Thursday, 6 May 2021 04:14 GMT

May 6 (Reuters) - Thai activist lawyer, Arnon Nampa, jailed without bail since February on charges of insulting the country's powerful king, has contracted coronavirus in custody, a corrections department official said on Thursday.

"Arnon tested positive for COVID yesterday and at the moment he has been sent to the prison hospital for treatment," a corrections department official told Reuters on condition of anonymity. Arnon's Facebook page also reported he had contracted the coronavirus. (Reporting by Panarat Thepgumpanat Writing by Kay Johnson Editing by Ed Davies)

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