Ex-red shirt boss seeks Amnesty ban

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The Bangkok Post

A former red-shirt leader is backing a key government figure’s call to have the human rights watchdog Amnesty International banned in Thailand. Anon Saennan, the ex-leader of the protest group Red-Shirt Villages of Thailand but still a member, said the group will launch a campaign to pressure the group to stop operating in the kingdom. The move came after Seksakol Atthawong, an assistant minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, said that the human rights group should be expelled from the country. Amnesty International is known to have criticised the government’s treatment of political proteste…

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