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.


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