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Thai authorities should immediately conduct investigation into the abduction and murder of a prominent ethnic Karen activist, Porlajee Rakchongcharoen
Populists in government can erode the institutional checks on executive power necessary for durable democracy, previously resilient advanced democracies.
Human Rights Watch has called on Thai authorities to launch credible investigation into death of suspected insurgent Abdulloh Esormusor in military custody.
Yammy and her friends venture out of the house they share only every few days to stock up on food, have stopped live webcasts for them not to be located.
Thailand’s Election Commission recommended that leader of major political party barred from taking his seat in the soon-to-be-convened parliament.
Three Thai activists in exile and accused of insulting the country’s powerful monarchy have gone missing, rights groups and a family member says.
Thailand’s Election Commission officially endorsed results from the country’s March 24 general election, declaring that former Prime Minister topped .
The leader of a popular new Thai political party has denied the criminal charges of sedition filed against him by the ruling military junta.
Thailand is waving goodbye to its longest period of military rule in nearly 50 years once election of march 24 tally will be released.