Observers say that the pursuit of a female journalist by authorities in Thailand has exposed the country’s lack of media freedom.
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One of the leaders of Thailand’s pro-democracy movement was being administered an intravenous fluid drip in prison.
A pro-democracy movement continues to call for change but Thailand’s deep south conflict that remains unresolved is seldom mentioned.
Thais are protesting despotism but the unyielding repression puts to question the future of the democracy movement in Thailand.
On Saturday, Thai Police clashed with a crowd near the King’s Palace in Bangkok, using rubber bullets to disperse the protestors.
On Saturday, police raided a Thai printing house and seized a contentious book written by a popular pro-democracy figure.
Pro-democracy activists have been banding together in Asia in recent months. They are doing so both online and on the streets.
After being charged with insulting the monarchy, three famous Thai pro-democracy figures were refused bail in a Bangkok court.
On Saturday, hundreds of protestors marched through Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, to draw attention to a punitive royal defamation law.
A new faction of Thai protestors is linking their cause to what is happening in Myanmar where protestors want the end of the coup regime.