Protesters in Thailand have blockaded government buildings in a large-scale effort to shut down the government. The protest leader rejects new elections, instead calling for an unelected council to rewrite voting laws.
Thailand has charged nine people over anti-government protests that saw former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra removed. Thailand's attorney-general plans to file charges against 34 others who did not show up in court.
Around 400 protesters have rallied in the Thai capital to call on the government to restore democracy and hold elections. The junta still hasn't fulfilled its pledge to organize polls after seizing power four years ago.
The Supreme Court has issued an arrest warrant after ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra failed to appear for the verdict in the case regarding her rice subsidy scheme. Thai media reports the politician fled to the Middle East.
Thailand's Supreme Court has sentenced Yingluck Shinawatra to five years in jail for criminal negligence in a rice subsidy program. The former prime minister was tried in absentia after fleeing the country.
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