[QODLink]
Asia-pacific

Mass protests in Bangkok against amnesty bill

Rallies held across Thai capital against controversial bill that could allow former Prime Minister Thaksin to return.

Last updated: 11 Nov 2013 05:02
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Rival political groups in Thailand have joined forces in opposition to an amnesty bill that could allow Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's brother, former Prime Minister Thaksin, to return to the country but not to jail.

Thaksin was deposed in a military coup in 2006 and accused of corruption 

Demonstrations were held across Thailand's capital in protest ahead of Monday's parliamentary vote on the controversial law. 

Al Jazeera's Veronica Pedrosa reports from Bangkok. 

67

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Featured
Thousands of Houthi supporters have called for the fall of Yemen's government. But what do the Houthis really want?
New ration reductions and movement restrictions have refugees from Myanmar anxious about their future in Thailand.
US lawyers say poor translations of election materials disenfranchise Native voters.
US drones in Pakistan have killed thousands since 2004. How have leaders defended or decried these deadly planes?
Residents count the cost of violence after black American teenager shot dead by white Missouri police officer.
join our mailing list