May 21, 2014

Brutality a Sad Fact of Thai Life

Sanitsuda Ekachai, Bangkok Post

The Associated Press

While the country is still debating whether martial law is actually just a coup, people across the country are subjected to daily brutality, whether from deeply ingrained militarism in officialdom or our...

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