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Thailand: Free speech crackdown creating ‘spiral into silence’

Headline Title:  Thailand: Free speech crackdown creating ‘spiral into silence’ 09 December 2014 Thailand’s military authorities must halt the alarming deterioration in respect for freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, including ending the unprecedented use of the lèse-majesté law, Amnesty International said ahead of International Human Rights Day on 10 December.“We are seeing a spiral into silence in Thailand – ongoing, harsh restrictions that are stifling free speech and suffocating a once vibrant civil society,” said Richard Bennett, Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific…

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