Thailand

70 million people
4,440 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Not Free
Press:
Not Free
Not Free

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More aggressive tactics by authoritarian regimes and an upsurge in terrorist attacks contributed to a disturbing decline in global freedom in 2014. 

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Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Elections, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Internet Freedom, Media Freedom, Religious Freedom, Rule of Law
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Craig Blackburn
Senior Program Associate, Southeast Asia

While the coup itself appeared deceptively simple, governing Thailand will be a more drawn out, complicated, and potentially bloody affair.

Freedom House strongly condemns the Thai army’s seizure of power and urges General Prayuth Chan-ocha to immediately return full civilian control of the Thai government, release government and opposition representatives taken into custody, and rescind the nationwide order of martial law.

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Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Rule of Law
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Asia-Pacific

With the decision by Thailand's Constitutional Court to call for the resignation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Freedom House calls for restraint from all sides ahead of upcoming pro-government demonstrations this weekend

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Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Elections, Freedom of Expression, Rule of Law
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Asia-Pacific

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Freedom House helps LGBTI rights groups in Southeast Asia to push back against the tide of intolerance.

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