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Thailand: First conviction of protester under military rule sets dangerous precedent

Headline Title:  Thailand: First conviction of protester under military rule sets dangerous precedent 03 July 2014 Today’s guilty verdict in the case of a peaceful anti-coup protester in Thailand sets a dangerous precedent for freedom of assembly and contributes to the climate of fear under military rule, Amnesty International said.  In the first protest-related verdict handed down since the military took power, Pathumwan Municipal Courtin Thailand’s capital Bangkok today convicted Weerayuth Kongkanathan for violating martial law and a ban on gatherings of more than five…

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