Thailand election: Many hope vote ends military rule

As Thailand begins another episode of its turbulent political story, many hope a new government will reverse a military crackdown on free speech.

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    When voters in Thailand head to the polls next month many will be hoping for an outcome that leads to improved human rights, particularly free speech.

    The military has run the country since a coup in 2014. Since then, it has been working harder to silence critics of the Thai monarchy, jailing hundreds of people.

    Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Bangkok.


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