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  • Martial Law to Stay in Thailand: Justice Minister

    Martial Law to Stay in Thailand: Justice Minister

    Thailand's martial law will not be lifted for the foreseeable future, the justice minister said on Friday, despite an earlier pledge to lift the law in some provinces to help the tourism industry which has struggled since a military coup in May.

  • Thai Arrests Over Demands for Legal Action Against Former PM

    Thai Arrests Over Demands for Legal Action Against Former PM

    Thai police on Sunday arrested at least two people for distributing leaflets demanding renewed legal action against ex-premier Abhisit Vejjajiva and his then deputy for their roles in a 2010 protest crackdown.

  • Thailand Indicts 26 on Terrorism, Arms Charges

    Thailand Indicts 26 on Terrorism, Arms Charges

    Twenty-six people accused of plotting an attack in Thailand have been indicted by a military court on charges including weapon possession and conspiring to commit terrorism, their lawyer said on Saturday.

  • Thai Anti-Coup Leader May Face Long Jail Sentence

    Thai Anti-Coup Leader May Face Long Jail Sentence

    A prominent anti-coup activist in Thailand faces up to 14 years in prison if convicted of incitement, computer crimes and ignoring a summons by the junta, police said on Thursday.

  • US Rebukes Thailand Coup-Makers, Urges Immediate Elections

    US Rebukes Thailand Coup-Makers, Urges Immediate Elections

    Thailand's coup leaders faced fresh international condemnation on Saturday when US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel demanded immediate elections and the release of detainees held by a junta which says there will be no polls for at least a year.

  • Protesters to Test Thai Junta; No Vote for Over a Year

    Protesters to Test Thai Junta; No Vote for Over a Year

    Protesters will test Thai coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha this weekend after he said there would be no elections in Thailand for more than a year to give the military time to engineer reforms.

  • Thai Junta Chief Rules Out Elections for at Least a Year

    Thai Junta Chief Rules Out Elections for at Least a Year

    Thailand's junta chief on Friday ruled out elections for at least a year to have time for political "reforms", defending the recent military coup in the face of rising international alarm.

  • Thailand Soldiers Detain Ex-Minister as He Emerges From Hiding to Decry Coup

    Thailand soldiers burst into a journalists' club in Bangkok on Tuesday and detained a former minister in the government deposed by the army last week after he had denounced the coup as a disaster.

  • Thailand 'Red Shirts' Cornered as Army Stifles Dissent

    Thailand 'Red Shirts' Cornered as Army Stifles Dissent

    With leaders rounded up and soldiers deployed in their rural heartlands, Thailand's "Red Shirts" have gone to ground but experts say they will regroup against the military's toppling of the government they helped elect.

  • Thailand Coup Leader Threatens Crackdown if Protests Resume

    Thailand Coup Leader Threatens Crackdown if Protests Resume

    Thai coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday he had been formally endorsed by the king as head of a military council that will run the country, and warned he would use force if political protests flared up again.

  • Witnesses Give Account of How Thai Coup Unfolded

    Witnesses Give Account of How Thai Coup Unfolded

    Thailand's all-powerful army chief started the extraordinary meeting by asking participants to give a progress report on their "homework."

  • Thai Coup Leader Insists on Reform Before Vote

    Thai Coup Leader Insists on Reform Before Vote

    Thai army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha set out his plans for the country on Friday, a day after seizing power in a coup, saying reforms were needed before an election, but some Thais defied martial law to show opposition to his takeover.

  • Thai Military Seizes Power in Coup, Imposes Curfew

    Thai Military Seizes Power in Coup, Imposes Curfew

    Thailand's military seized power Thursday in a bloodless coup, dissolving the government, suspending the constitution and dispersing groups of protesters from both sides of the country's political divide who had gathered in Bangkok and raised fears o...

  • Thailand Coup Leaders Suspend Constitution

    Thailand Coup Leaders Suspend Constitution

    Thailand's military leaders said on Thursday the national constitution had been suspended, after seizing power in a coup they said was aimed at ending months of political turmoil.

  • Thai Army Imposes Night-Time Curfew Across Country

    Thai Army Imposes Night-Time Curfew Across Country

    Thailand's military on Thursday declared a night-time curfew across the troubled country after seizing power in a coup.

  • Thai Army Takes Aim at Media to Muzzle Dissent

    Thai Army Takes Aim at Media to Muzzle Dissent

    When Thailand's generals declared martial law to suppress months of political bloodshed one of the first casualties was freedom of information with a swift crackdown on any murmurs of dissent on television and social media.

  • Thai 'Red Shirts' Want Referendum on Political Impasse

    Thai 'Red Shirts' Want Referendum on Political Impasse

    The leader of Thailand's pro-government "Red Shirt" movement called on Thursday for a national referendum to resolve a political deadlock that prompted the army chief to declare martial law.

  • Thailand Army Chief to Press Political Rivals on Compromise

    Thailand Army Chief to Press Political Rivals on Compromise

    Thailand's military chief will press political rivals on Thursday to end a drawn-out power struggle that has polarised the country and battered its economy, after neither side gave ground in a first round of army-brokered talks.

  • Under Martial Law, Thai Government Nearly Powerless

    Under Martial Law, Thai Government Nearly Powerless

    The question to Thailand's army chief was a basic one: After he declared martial law this week, would he be consulting the government? His response encapsulated the increasingly surreal nature of this Southeast Asian country's political crisis.

  • Thailand Crisis Meeting Ends Without Conclusion, More Talks on Thursday

    Thailand Crisis Meeting Ends Without Conclusion, More Talks on Thursday

    Thailand's rival political factions would not agree on Wednesday to stop their protests at crisis talks aimed at ending confrontation a day after the army declared martial law, a pro-government activist said.

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