Asia

  • A man gestures towards soldiers arriving to control a protest against military rule in central Bangkok, May 23, 2014.
  • A woman walks past soldiers providing security to the Army Club where senior army officials are meeting foreign diplomats in Bangkok, May 23, 2014.
  • A Thai student holds an anti-coup sign in front of a group of soldiers during a brief protest near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, May 23, 2014.
  • A Thai policeman and his dog search the tent of a pro-government protester during a cleanup operation at a pro-government demonstration site on the outskirts of Bangkok, May 23, 2014.
  • Thai students and activists hold anti-coup banners during a brief protest near the Democracy Monument, in Bangkok, May 23, 2014.
  • A pro-government demonstrator embraces a Thai soldier during a cleanup operation at a pro-government demonstration site, on the outskirts of Bangkok, May 23, 2014.
  • Anti-government demonstrators leave a demonstration site with their belongings, walking past Buddhist monks a day after military soldiers staged a coup, in Bangkok, May 23, 2014.

Coup in Thailand

Published May 23, 2014

World leaders expressed concerns about human rights and basic freedoms of the Thai people after the country’s military seized power in a coup on Thursday, May 22, 2014.


You May Like

Lesotho Faces New Round of Violence, Political Crisis

Brutal killing of military officer has sent former leaders back into S. Africa where they're watching anxiously as regional officials head in to try to restore peace More

Video US Diplomat Expects Adoption of Bosnian Massacre Anniversary Resolution

Samantha Power says there's broad consensus about killings in Bosnia's war, but Russia calls resolution 'divisive,' backs UN countermeasure More

UN Report Exposes Widespread Boko Haram Atrocities

Damning report graphically details pattern of vicious, widespread atrocities committed by Islamist militants More