Thailand on the way to democracy?

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Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra holds flowers given to her from supporters as she arrives for her trial at the Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions, in Bangkok, Thailand, 04 March 2016.

Thailand on the way to democracy?


Since Thailand's democratically elected prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra was removed from power in May 2014, the military junta headed by General Prayuth has embarked on a process of dismantling Thailand's democratic structures in order to further consolidate its own power.
Hundreds of human rights and civil rights activists, journalists and academics are driven from public life and are subject to restrictions. Press freedom is heavily curtailed and the harshest punishments are imposed on tho...


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