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Thai Amnesty Bill Revives Worries of Political Tensions

An amnesty bill passed by Thailand’s lower house of parliament Friday is raising fears that it could pave the way for the return of controversial former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra who has been living in exile. The legislation, if approved by the Senate and cleared by courts, would grant amnesty to many involved in the country's political turmoil over the past decade. Thousands of supporters of the opposition Democrat Party held protests across Bangkok Friday to denounce the bill ...

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