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Thailand: 39 Democracy Activists Charged

Expand Pro-democracy activists face sedition and illegal assembly charges for peacefully protesting against military rule in Thailand. ©2018 Noppakow Kongsuwan (New York) – Thai authorities should immediately drop criminal charges against 39 activists who peacefully protested military rule at a rally in Bangkok on January 27, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. If convicted, seven activists charged with sedition face up to seven years in prison. “By prosecuting activists for peacefully protesting military rule, Thailand’s junta shows just how unwilling it is to ease its political repression,”…

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