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Extension of Covid-19 Emergency Decree - Thai Government's Weapon to Maintain Dictatorship?

Stop Dictatorship! The extension of the Covid-19 Emergency Decree until the end of November 2020 is unecessary. The Emergency Decree to combat Covid-19 is only used as a weapon to arrest pro-democracy activists, silence critical voices, harass free media and punish protests.

BUT, in reality, there's been little Covid-19 transmission in Thailand for the past months. Yet, the emergency decree to combat the pandemic had been in place for 8 months already.

We call on the military-backed government to respect and protect Thai citizen’s constitutional rights to freedom of speech and right to protest.

หยุดใช้ความเผด็จการคุกคาม #สื่อเสรี #เสรีภาพในการพูด ไม่มีความจำเป็นอะไรที่ต้องขยาย #พรกฉุกเฉิน เห็นชัดว่าเป็นการจงใจใช้กฎหมายเป็นอาวุธเพื่อจับและปิดปากคนเห็นต่าง ทำไมต้องขยายพรกทั้งที่การติดโควิดในประเทศน้อยจนแทบไม่มีมาหลายเดือน

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