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Four Thais charged in military court over anti-coup protest

Four Thai men were charged over an anti-coup protest in a military court in Bangkok Monday, activists said, as dozens of students rallied outside in defiance of martial law in the junta-ruled nation.

Around 40 students chanted slogans in support of the accused outside the court in the capital’s historic heart to protest against the use of military courts to try civilians.

Thailand has seen a rapid erosion of civil liberties since the army seized power last May with the army banning political gatherings of more than five people, censoring the media and arresting and detaining opponents of junta rule.

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