Thailand’s protest movement has shifted from anti-monarchy to anti-misrule protests. Journalists face an uphill task covering it.
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At least ten anti-government figures have been denied bail amid fresh calls for royal reform and the resignation of the prime minister.
A dozen Thai pro-democracy student activists were charged with royal defamation over demands last year for reforming the monarchy.
On Thursday, pro-democracy demonstrators took to the streets of Thailand’s capital to resume calls for the government’s resignation.
Hazing is a decades-long practice to initiate first year students in Thailand. However, critics say the practice fosters authoritarianism.
Thailand’s protesters intend to return to the streets Thursday, restarting a pro-democracy movement slowed down by Covid-19 breakouts.
Thailand’s crackdown on activists has intensified. Protests over lese majeste laws sparked a recent wave of violence towards dissenters.
A child has been prosecuted in Thailand for insulting the monarchy. HRW urged authorities to drop such charges against children.
Thursday, Thailand announced the highest one-day increase in coronavirus infections in its history, with more than half from jails.
Two pro-democracy activists imprisoned on charges of breaching Thailand’s stringent royal defamation law were granted bail on Friday.