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Thailand: Reporting from the ‘Red zones’

On July 6, the Thai government approved the extension of an emergency decree in 19 provinces, which includes many in the heartland of the pro-democracy Red Shirts in the country’s north-east. The extension came a day after the Brussels-based International Crisis Group (ICG) recommended the government immediately lift the decree and hold fresh elections. But […]Read More


Thailand urged to lift emergency rule

Thailand’s government has been urged to lift a state of emergency and drop terrorism charges against leaders of recent anti-government protests. The International Crisis Group (ICG) warned the “legitimate frustrations” of protesters were “being forced underground and possibly towards illegal and violent actions”. The decree has been in place since a bloody military crackdown on […]Read More


Civil war warning

ICG says Thailand’s political system has broken down; Rights group HRW warns of escalation if solution not found The prolonged row between the government and red-shirt protesters could deteriorate into an “undeclared civil war”, but mediation help from other countries might avoid a slide into further violence, a top global think tank has suggested. “The […]Read More