Daranee Charnchoengsilpakul was visited by her brother and a group of activists on the last day of the year allowed by the prison for visiting inmates.
On 30 Dec, Kittichai and the Palang Ruam Jai group went to visit Daranee at Khlong Prem Prison. According to a member of the group, Kittichai travels every week from his home in Phuket to visit his youngest sister. Kittichai told the activist that in the morning he had had to wait in a very long queue at the prison’s shop to buy groceries for his sister, as many people had come to visit convicted relatives before the New Year.
They met Daranee who put on a smiling face to greet them. She extended her New Year blessings to democracy supporters, the UDD or red-shirt leaders, and the media, and her thanks to those who had sent her nearly 1,000 letters and postcards.
She said the letters and postcards were very valuable to her, and she would try to communicate to the senders through the Palang Ruam Jai group.
Kittichai made a request for Daranee’s medical records from the prison’s hospital to be forwarded to a doctor who will take care of her treatment. He was told by the prison’s Administrative Director that Daranee had been able to drink only milk, because she could not open her mouth wide or chew food normally.
According to the group, those who wish to help Daranee can donate to her brother’s account:
Savings account No: 297-1-25805-5
Bank of Ayudhya
Phunphol Road branch, Phuket
And letters and postcards can be sent to Daranee via the group to:
PO Box 58 Por Nor Sor (Phor)
Or e-cards to email@example.com.