Thailand’s Military Junta ‘adjusts’ the attitude of its opponents

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Thailand's new Army chief General Thirachai Nakwanich at the hand over ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand, 30 September 2015.

Following the military coup on May 2014, the Thai military junta summoned hundreds of persecute activists, journalists, and academics to participate in its “attitude adjustment” mechanism in order to neutralize its critics and opponents.


“Attitude adjustment” is a method employed by Thailand’s ruling military junta to neutralize its critics and opponents. Those "invited" to attitude adjustment are detained without charge and interrogated for a period that might vary from a couple of hours to 7 days or longer, and with a treatment that ranges from being kept in a military camp to being detained in a cell. Before releasing dissidents from the detention, they are forced to sign an agreement that they won't be involved with any poli...


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