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Latest update : 2015-05-25

A year after coup, Thai opposition resists junta rule

On May 22 last year, Thailand’s military seized control of the country after months of protests against the democratically elected government of Yingluck Shinawatra. Since then, coup leader and now Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has ruled the nation with an iron fist.

For the Thai people, criticising the regime is out of the question: any political gathering of more than five people could lead to imprisonment.

Yet a few dissenting voices are making themselves heard. Artists, intellectuals, students and former members of the government are struggling to organise an opposition movement. Our reporters went to meet those who are fighting for change in Thailand.

 

By Cyril PAYEN

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