Updated: U.S. criticism of coup and junta

27 01 2015

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel speaking in Bangkok:

When an elected leader is deposed from office, then impeached by the authority that implemented the coup — and is being targeted with criminal charges while basic democratic processes and institutions are interrupted, the international community is left with the impression that these steps could, in fact, be politically driven….

… [W]e are concerned about significant restraints on freedoms since the coup, including restrictions on speech and assembly….

Our relationship with Thailand has been challenged by the military-coup that removed a democratically-elected government eight months ago….

Update: Most of the military dictatorship and its supporters probably don’t care. For example, the (anti)Democrat Party blamed the Yingluck government for, well, everything.

 


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29 01 2015
Prayuth livid on US comments | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] Dictator of Thailand, is livid that he was both snubbed and criticized by a visiting U.S. official. PPT earlier posted on the comments by Daniel Russel, the US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific […]

29 01 2015
Prayuth livid on US comments | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] Dictator of Thailand, is livid that he was both snubbed and criticized by a visiting U.S. official. PPT earlier posted on the comments by Daniel Russel, the US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific […]




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