Thai coup d’etat leads to martial law

May 2014 – The Commander of the Royal Thai Army General Prayut Chan-o-Cha declared a coup d’etat on May 22nd, just weeks after a court charged former Prime Minster Yingluck Shinawatra with abuse of power. The military junta under the name of National Council for Peace and Order [NCPO] dissolved the government and Senate, introduced martial law including a curfew, internet censorship and arrested political activists.

[UPDATE:] The court decision regarding Yingluck is expected to take place on August 25th 2017.

 

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