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To Speak Out is Dangerous

Summary The constitution provides for freedom of speech, but so far Thais don’t actually have it…. If you use the freedom, they charge you. It isn’t easy, but it is the price you have to pay. – Watana Maungsook, opposition politician, Bangkok, October 2017 To speak out is dangerous. – Sirawit Seritiwat, democracy activist, Bangkok, October 2018 In the 1990s, Thailand earned a reputation as an emerging Southeast Asian democracy that respected freedom of expression. That is no longer the case. The five years since the 2014 military coup have been marked by intense government repression of those viewed…

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