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Thai Senate kills contentious amnesty bill

November 11, 2013 • World News


A poster of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is displayed during a rally, protesting against an amnesty bill in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Thailand’s Senate convened a highly charged session Monday to determine the fate of the amnesty bill that could pave the way for the return of the country’s divisive self-exiled former leader Thaksin Shinawatra, Yingluck’s brother. Thousands of protesters rallied in several parts of Bangkok, raising concerns of renewed political violence after three years of relative calm. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Senate has defeated an amnesty bill that could have led to the return from exile of deposed former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, but opponents of the bill vowed to continue their protests against the government.

The main opposition Democrat Party called for civil disobedience and a three-day nationwide strike beginning Wednesday in what is seen as a campaign to bring down the government led by Login to read more

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