Criminal Court rules 61-year-old lese majeste convict Ampon 'Uncle SMS' died of cancer, not lack of proper care, in the prison hospital in 2012. | Bangkok Post: news

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Criminal Court: 'Uncle SMS' died of cancer

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The Criminal Court on Wednesday ruled that lese majeste prisoner Ampon "Uncle SMS" Tangnoppakul died of cancer, not because of lack of proper care, while in the prison hospital. 

The court's inquest judgement said the 61-year-old prisoner died while in the custody of the authorities on May 8, 2012 as a result of the spread of liver cancer and not from a lack of proper medical treatment.

Ampon's widow, Rosmalin Tangnoppakul, was not in the court for the inquest finding, She was not well.

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